Harvard referencing, also known as the author-date system, was developed at Harvard University in the 1950s and 1960s and is now used by publishers and academics all over the world. Under this system, a source is cited in the text in parentheses immediately after the passage that is based on it, using the last name of the author and the year of publication only, as in (Author 2005). Other refinements are added for special situation, such as multiple authors or an author with multiple publications in one year.

  • CiteThisForMe - Harvard Referencing Generator
  • Tool designed to help students prepare a whole bibliography or reference list quickly and easily. It uses the Harvard APA (Harvard Referencing), the most common referencing style in the UK.
  • Harvard reference or citation generator
  • This free Harvard reference generator can be used to create virtually every kind of reference a student may encounter. Just add the information requested (e.g., author, year of publication, title of article) to the form. The software will do the formatting. Note that the Harvard system of referencing is not tightly specified, and some variation in the use of capital letters, italics, the use of parentheses and text styles does occur in different institutions and journals. Please check the 'house style' that is specified for your publication, thesis, dissertation or assignment before submitting your work.
  • Harvard-style Reference List Writer
  • Using this software you can use wizards to correctly format most reference types and produce a list of references arranged alphabetically and in date order. You can choose to edit this list further or export to a Word document for saving or printing.
  • Harvard Reference Generator
  • This tool takes in raw information—author, title, year of publication—and creates the reference in the correct Harvard Reference format.
  • Harvard System of Referencing Guide
  • Detailed explanation with many examples.