What is SHU Harvard referencing?

SHU Harvard referencing is a variation of the Harvard referencing style. It was created at Sheffield Hallam University and is used in works published by the university.

The format of SHU Harvard style is very similar to the Harvard style format. It has in-text citations and a corresponding reference list at the end of the research.

The SHU Harvard referencing system is designed to acknowledge previous research that has contributed to new papers and publications. It also gives credibility to the author’s work.

How to SHU Harvard reference

Sheffield Hallam University Harvard referencing uses the ‘author-date’ citation style, which means that the author and date are shown in brackets within the text. The in-text citation helps the reader to see the reference sources used without referring to the full reference list each time.

The format varies when the author’s name is used in the text. In this case, only the year is shown within brackets and should be located directly after the author’s name. If not then the brackets should contain both the author’s surname and the year of publication and is placed at the end of the sentence.

The full reference should be presented in an alphabetised reference list at the end of the publication and should contain the full source information. The full reference is shown in a different format depending on the source type, for example, a book is referenced differently to a website or academic journal.

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SHU Harvard referencing example

In-text example:

(Cottrell 2013)

Bibliography example:

COTTRELL, Stella (2013). The Study Skills Handbook. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.