These pages provide guidance and reference examples for materials and sources of information widely used across academia. If the type of material you want to reference is not included please contact us and we will consider adding this to a future guide. Examples are given using British Standard Harvard (BS ISO 690:2010) but you should check your module handbook or with your lecturer for the style you may be required to use.
This guide will be updated regularly to reflect the current British Standard. The library website is the authoritative source for the current guide.
Pick the right style to create a bibliography or reference list.
Legacy RefWorks users should use the Harvard British Standard 2010 GCU Library output style and New RefWorks users should use GCU Harvard - British Standard 2018 / 2019.
If you want to learn about using reference management software there is lots of support available on our RefWorks page.
Download the Harvard referencing full guide as a PDF or use the quick links below to view areas of interest.
- Articles (Journals: Print and Online)
- Computer Games, Programs and Apps
- Conference Proceedings
- Conversations and Interviews
- Images, Graphs and Tables
- Leaflets and Pamphlets
- Lectures, Talks and Presentations
- Legal Sources (Case Law and Legislation)
- Newspaper Articles
- Podcasts, YouTube and Videos
- Sacred Texts
- Sources not in English
- Standards - for example: British Standards or Eurocodes
- Systematic Reviews
- Television and Radio Programmes
- Theses and Dissertations
- Websites, Blogs and Tweets