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Harvard Referencing

Short guide to Harvard referencing based on Cite them Right

Books or ebooks with a single author

Hemphill, B. (2020) Occupational therapy and spirituality. London: Routledge.

Books or ebooks with two or three authors

Novelline, R.A. and Squire, L.F. (2018) Squire's fundamentals of radiology. 7th edn. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Books or ebooks with four or more authors

Hickley, L.S. et al. (2021) Bates' guide to physical examination and history taking. 13th edn. Philadelphia: LIppincott Williams & Wilkins.

Chapter in an edited book or ebook

You need to use the details of the author of the specific chapter you are using in both the citation in your text and in your reference list.  If you have used more than one chapter from the same book, you would have two different citations and references.


Beadle and Townend (2015, p. 29) suggest that listening is an important skill… 

In this example, Beadle and Townend are the authors of the chapter that is being cited in this assignment


Beadle, M. and Townend, S. (2015) ‘Team working’, in Lewis, L. (ed.) Fundamentals of midwifery: a textbook for students. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 22-41.

The author of the chapter that is cited in the example above is listed as the author in the reference list.  The full reference for a chapter in an edited book also includes the name(s) of the editor(s) of the whole book, title, publisher etc. The page numbers of the chapter that is cited in the assignment are listed at the end.