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Harvard Style Guide: Official publications

This guide explains how to use the Harvard Style. It includes a short tutorial.

Report/Government agency publication

Reference: Name of government department (Year) Title. Place of publication: Publisher (Series if applicable). Available at: URL [Accessed Day Month Year].

Example: Department of Health & Children (2006) ‘A vision for change’ report of the expert group on mental health policy'. Dublin: Stationary Office. Available at: http://www.dohc.ie/publications/vision_for_change.html [Accessed 11 April 2010].

In-Text-Citation:

  • Department (Year)
  • (Department, Year)

Example:

  • The Department of Health & Children (2006) have shown….
  • In a similar report (Department of Health & Children, 2006) it was shown…

 

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Parliamentary and legal material

Reference: Government of Country. Title (Year) Place of Publication: Publisher.

Example: Government of Ireland. Human Rights Commission Act. (2000) Dublin: Stationery Office.

In-Text-Citation:

  • (Country. Title of Legislation Year)

Example:

  • Legislation outlawing any barriers to education (Ireland. Human Rights Commission Act 2000)....

 

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EU publications

Reference: Name of EU Institution (Year) Title. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Example: European Commission (2003) Making globalisation work for everyone. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

In-Text-Citation:

  • (Name of EU Institution, Year)

Example:

  • The predicted growth (European Commission, 2003) did not occur….

 

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