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Harvard Style

This guide shows how to use the Harvard style of referencing

Search and Find



The library has special search engines and databases to find what you need for your course assignments. Check your assignment to see if it specifies a number of books, a number of articles and so on.

Search + Find on the ATU library website is your one-stop search for all library-related materials.


ATU Library provides access to a huge range of e-Resources (electronic resources) to support you in your studies - including subject databases, abstract and indexing databases, e-journals and e-books. Which resource you use depends on what you’re looking for. It’s a good idea to start with Search + Find because it indexes a large number of our e-Resources along with our physical collections. To narrow down your search, use the tools on the left-hand side of your results screen.


An example:



Google Scholar

Many students favour Google Scholar as a starting point in research. However, results can be vast and unfocused on your topic. Nevertheless, it can be useful in conjunction with the academic databases from our library. Find out more with our ATU Library Guide to Google Scholar. 


Google Scholar also has features called “Cited by” and “Related articles” which shows you other sources relevant to the topic. This can lead you to many more related articles.