Guide: How to cite a Dissertation in Elsevier Harvard 2 style

Guide: How to cite a Dissertation in Elsevier Harvard 2 style

Cite A Dissertation in Elsevier Harvard 2 style

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Use the following template to cite a dissertation using the Elsevier Harvard 2 citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Elsevier Harvard 2 style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, A., Year Published. Title (Level). Institution Name.


User, S., 2015. Social Teaching - Australian Catholic Social Justice Council [WWW Document]. URL (accessed 4. 29. 15).

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


"Human Dignity
	•	Recognises the sacredness of life and the dignity of each individual human person as inviolable
	•	Ensures that every person, especially the most disadvantaged and marginalised, has reasonable access to more than just the basic necessities of life
	•	Promotes the human rights especially of those who lack access to services, or who may not have the opportunity to participate in significant community activities and discussions
	•	Brings with it natural rights and duties.
The Common Good
	•	Actively seeks conditions that enhance the good of all and contributes to the achievement of a common life
	•	Requires that the poor and marginalised should be the focus of particular concern
	•	Ensures a response to injustice at local and global levels
	•	Takes the issue of poverty beyond charitable acts and into the questioning and challenging of social values and structures
	•	Fosters collaboration rather than hierarchical management, ensuring a cohesive engagement of all involved
	•	Takes responsibility for the environment.
	•	Enables participation of and among those who make up the community or organisation
	•	Fosters life within the group, without undue social control and unwarranted interference
	•	Ensures participation in decision-making processes affecting personal and organisational life
	•	Promotes decision-making that is empowering of those involved in and affected by the process
	•	Ensures that decision-making processes include consultation with those who will be most affected by them.
	•	Acknowledges that our responsibilities to each other cross national, racial, cultural, economic and ideological differences
	•	Respects and promotes personal, social, economic, cultural and political rights
	•	Presents a spiritual and material solidarity with all people, especially those who are marginalised, vulnerable or distressed, giving priority to those in greatest need." (User, 2015)

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