What is an In Text Citation?

When referring to another author’s work or ideas in your work, need to cite source by author’s last name and year of publication. Examples: Direct citation – author is cited alongside their work. In general, when writing for a professional publication, it is good practice to make reference to other relevant published work. This view has been supported in the […]

Collecting the Right Information

Need to record the appropriate information about the source during research. Books The author’s or editor’s name (or names) The year the book was published The title of the book If it is an edition other than the first The city the book was published in The name of the publisher Journals The author’s name or names The year in […]

The Harvard Referencing System

Two stages to referencing work using author-date or Harvard system: Refer to work in writing (in text citation). Provide full details of source in bibliography/references. Example: The requirement that feedback is received by students while it still matters to them was raised by Gibbs & Simpson (2004). This supports the view of Kulik (1980) who showed that a teaching method […]

Sample Papers

The following show how a research project has progressed from the initial idea through to implementation: New idea Paper: AODV protocol (Perkins & Royer, 1999) Publication: Perkins, C.E., Royer, E.M. (1999), Ad-hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing, 2nd IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, New Orleans, pp90-100 Experiment Paper: Simulation comparison of AODV with DSR (Das, Perkins & Royer, 2000) Publication: Das, S.R., […]

Sources – Literature

Source of evidence must be clear. If it is from literature then it must be referenced. Must use the referencing method specified by publisher in order to get scientific paper published. Harvard referencing is one of main standards used in I.T. literature. Recent versions of MS Word have the option of setting Harvard as the referencing method which helps to […]