Answered By: Clare Hallworth
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2020     Views: 91

A citation goes in the text your work and acts as a ‘flag’ indicating that you are using someone else’s ideas. The author's surname and year of publication are cited in the text of your work and the full details of the source are included in a reference list or bibliography at the end of the assignment

Citations for websites can be a little a little tricky as there is often no named author if this is the case use the name of the website. For example

  • Shelter (2011) have campaigned against…..
  • Office for National Statistics (2015) have found that......


For further details please refer to the Harvard Referencing Guide or get in touch.

If you are using a different referencing style to Harvard please contact your tutor for support.




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