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Harvard Style

This guide shows how to use the Harvard style of referencing

When you have added citations for your sources, you can use the referencing tool to automatically generate a Bibliography or Reference List.

  • Put the cursor in your document where you want the Reference List or Bibliography to appear
  • Click the drop-down arrow beside ‘Bibliography’ in the References tab
  • Use your mouse to hover over ’Bibliography’ or ’References’ or 'Works Cited' and click to select your choice. Your reference list will then appear.



The only difference between ‘Bibliography’, ‘References’ and ‘Works Cited’ using the Microsoft Word Referencing tool is the title that Word gives your list. All of the lists created will include all the sources that you have in the ‘current list’ for your document. You can check this list anytime by clicking on ‘Manage Sources’.



Any sources typed in on a different occasion in a different document which appear in your ‘Master list’, but not the ‘Current list’ can be copied over to the current list by clicking copy->.

If you require a Reference List only, check your ‘Current list’ to ensure that only the references that you have actually cited in your document are listed there. Sources in the ‘Current List’ which have a tick next to them have been cited in the text.