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Referencing: Harvard

Comprehensive guide to the Harvard Referencing Style



Please note:

Hyperlink the title of the webpage, rather than including the URL, however, this will not work in citation management software such as EndNote, and the URL will not show if your work is printed.  For these reasons, we recommend including the URL rather than hyperlinking the title. 

Do not include the URL for a PDF or other downloadable document if possible, instead link to the page that hosts the document.

Always include the date you accessed the site at the end of the reference.

Use the same capitalisation as the organisation uses for the name of a website.

Rule: Author A (Year) Title of webpage, Name of Website (if different), accessed Day Month Year. URL

Example: SAMDP (South African Medical and Dental Practitioners Association) (2021) accessed 2 December 2021. https://www.


Document on a website

Rule: Author A (Year) Title of document, Organisation Name or Name of Website, accessed Day Month Year. URL

Example: ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) (2020) Combating scams summary report, Australian Communications and Media Authority, accessed 22 January 2021.



Ferreira, Emsie (2022) Hlope accuses High Court of trying to rewrite the law, Mail and Guardian, accessed 25th May 2022.


NC Seedat, A Vahed, TA Muslim (2022) Factors Enabling and Constraining CPD compliance amongst South African Dental Technicians practising in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, The South African Dental Association, Accessed 25th May 2022.




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