Making a list of references

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How to create a list of references


Test Yourself: How to create a List of References



How to create a List of References or Bibliography using Falmouth University Harvard style. 

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The information you need for a list of references: 

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When you find something in your reading and research that you want to use in your own work, make a note of  

  • the author or creator,  

  • the year it was published  

  • and the title of the work 

Then depending on what kind of source it is - a book,  a journal article, or a website, for example - you will need specific details for that type of source as well.  

At the end of your work, each reference used will go in a List of References or Bibliography. 


The information goes in this order: 

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Each reference starts with:

  • the author’s surname – written all in capital letters,
  • the author’s first name and/or initial,
  • the year it was published or created and
  • the title of the work, in that order. 

If the author is an organisation rather than a person, write the name of the organisation all in capital letters. 

This List of References is organised in alphabetical order by authors’ surname which is written all in capital letters. 


Citations point to their corresponding references in the reference list: 

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When you refer to a source in your writing or presentation, include an in-text citation with the author and year, and make sure that this points to its corresponding full reference in the alphabetical List of References or bibliography at the end of your writing.  


The Guide to Harvard Referencing at Falmouth University  

The Guide to Harvard Referencing at Falmouth University provides further explanation, and examples, of how to reference books and other types of sources.  For example, articles, websites, TV programmes, films, digital games, exhibitions, performances and so on.  

DOWNLOAD the Referencing Guide

The guide explains how to cite these sources and how to put them into a List of References. It also explains what to do if information is missing and if there is more than one author, for example. 


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See the StudyHub to learn why and how to reference and cite correctly.  


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