Harvard Solent style references

Written Sources

Books: Whole books, sections and edited books



Type of source

Book

In text reference

Stevens (1996, p.2) pointed out that “referencing is a skill all students should develop”.

Reference list format

AUTHOR(S), Year of publication. Title. Edition (if not the 1st). Place of publication: Publisher

Reference list example (first edition)

STEVENS, M., 1996. How to be better at … giving presentations. London: Kogan Page

Reference list example (later editions) 

BELL, J., 2005. Doing your research project: a guide for first time researchers in education, health and social science. 4th ed. Maidenhead: Open UP

Notes

Give a page number for a quotation or a shorter idea that has been taken from a specific page. If you are summarising a general theory across a book or a chapter, do not give a page number.



Type of source

Book Section

In text reference

Andrews (2002, p.98) put forward the idea that...

Reference list format

AUTHOR(S) OF ESSAY, Year of publication. Title of essay. In: EDITOR(S) of book. Title of book. Edition (if not the 1st). Place of publication: Publisher, Page numbers of essay

Reference list example 

ANDREWS, M., 2002. Using technology in your presentation. In: L.WHITE and E. DAVIDS, eds. Enhancing your presentation. London: Sage, pp.91-104

 

Notes

Note that the actual page where the quotation comes from is given in-text, while the page numbers for the whole essay are given in the reference list.




Type of source

Edited Book

In text reference

As suggested by Watkins and Mason (2017, p.45) businesses…

Reference list format

EDITOR(S), eds., Year of publication. Title of book. Edition (if not the 1st). Place of publication: Publisher

Reference list example 

WATKINS, J. and P. MASON, eds., 2017. Business Information Systems: current issues. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press