Other Types of Source: Websites

Specific advice about referencing websites

You will find that in some interpretations of the Harvard referencing style for websites you will be asked to find details of the edition, place of publication and publisher. We have found that this information is frequently difficult to identify, as this does not appear on websites. The information is more appropriate to electronic journals.

For Edition the nearest we could find were statements like "last updated" which is not the same. Place of publication is impossible to locate because content is frequently gathered from many different sources and compiled externally to an organisation. Likewise the Publisher of a web site may be an outsourced third party and not the organisation represented. Therefore we recommend that you apply the principles for referencing web sites set out in the Website section of the Basic Tutorial.