Harvard Solent style references

Written Sources

This section contains examples of references for written sources.

The type of details you might need to include...


Author: Some authors are unknown, for example on a website. In this case give the name of the organisation who produced the material.

Title: If the source is a section of a bigger piece of work, you will give the title of the item and the title of the whole.

Date: Give the date of the edition you are citing or the date of latest update.

Additional publishing information

Editor: Name the editor when the source is published in a collection. 

Edition: If a source has been published more than once, indicate the edition or version you are referencing.

Volume: most journals are published in volumes. 

Page: If the source is a section of a bigger piece of work, indicate the pages the source can be found on.

Place of publication: Most printed sources will indicate where they were published. 


If you have accessed material online (excluding e-journals and e-books)

Date accessed: Indicate when you looked at the source.

URL:  Copy the full URL so that your reader can find the original source.