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Harvard citation style: Books


The standard reference format for a book is:

Author(s) family name, Initial(s) Year of publication, Title, Publisher, Place of publication.


Material Type

In-Text Example

Reference List Example

Book: Single Author

(Holt 1997) or Holt (1997) wrote that...

Holt, DH 1997, Management principles and practices, Prentice Hall, Sydney.

Book: 2 or 3 authors (McCarthy, William & Pascale 1997)

McCarthy, EJ, William, DP & Pascale, GQ 1997, Basic marketing, Irwin, Sydney.

Book: more than 3 authors (Bond et al. 1996)

Bond, WR, Smith, JT, Brown, KL & George, M 1996, Management of small firms, McGraw-Hill, Sydney.

Book: no author (A history of Greece 1994)

A history of Greece 1994, Irwin, Sydney.

Book: editor (Jones 1998)

Jones, MD (ed) 1998, Management in Australia, Academic Press, London.

Book: 2 or more editors (Bullinger & Warnecke 1985)

Bullinger, HJ & Warnecke HJ (eds) 1985, Toward the factory of the future,

Book: translated work (Colorado 2006)

Colorado, JA 2006, Economic theory in the Mexican context: recent developments on the ground,
trans. K Smith, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Book: organisation as author (Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics 2001)

Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics 2001, Aquaculture developments in
Australia: a review of key economic issues
, ABARE, Canberra.

Book: chapter or article in edited book (Milkman 1998, p. 25)

Milkman, R 1998, 'The new American workplace: High road or low road?' in P Thompson & C Warhurst, (eds), Workplaces of the future, pp. 22-34. Macmillan Press, London.

Book: edition other than first (Drafke 2009)

Drafke, M 2009, The human side of organizations, 10th  edn, Pearson/Prentice Hall,
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Book: different works by same author in same year (Bond 1991a) (Bond 1991b)

Bond, G 1991a, Business ethics, McGraw-Hill Sydney.

Bond, G 1991b, Corporate governance, Irwin, London.

Dictionary or Encyclopedia The Macquarie dictionary (2010) defines it as... Do not include in reference list.