Harvard Referencing

Harvard Referencing

Harvard Referencing System

‘Referencing’ is taking ideas or reframing one’s ideas with concrete evidences which have been endorsed and publicized by legal body. It can also be stated as gathering information at one place which makes it convenient for reader to find specific details or a specific source.
‘Citation’ is the acknowledgement and appreciation of the author for his outstanding efforts. In this essay we are going to highlight the various aspects of referencing and other issues related to it.

Importance of Referencing
(Dee et al 2008) Referencing plays a vital role in enhancing the authenticity, information and presentation of any piece of writing. While compiling information relevant to articles, essays etc. referencing adds to the richness of content and style and it builds up the subject matter. Through appropriate referencing the author is able to express his ideas and substantiate them with available illustration. By using the art of referencing in a suitable manner one can show depth and quality of a research work. (Emerald 2008)

Why we need Citation and Referencing?
It allows the writer to read widely about the subject and gain wide information so as to determine the thought process for a particular topic. Moreover it enables the writer to express his ideas and conclude the piece of writing in a dispassionate manner. Grieves K. (2005) states that the main purpose of citation and referencing is to allow the reader to compare the thoughts of two different people on the same topic and to understand what they wish to convey. It helps in supporting our views on someone else’s research. (Macquarie University)

How and where to refer?
A reference can be used in small parts to establish an idea by showing similarity of concept, views or situation. CQ University of Australia and Emerald (2008) article on study skills describes that referencing is needed whenever we give our views on some bodies else’s work. Hence we provide the...

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