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36200 & 36201 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition: Referencing

In this guide:

You will need to use the Harvard UTS style for this subject. The Interactive Harvard UTS Referencing Guide is your best friend.

Journal article

To reference a journal article, you need:

  • the author or authors of the journal article
  • the year the journal article was published
  • the title of the article
  • the journal title (in italics)
  • volume and issue numbers
  • page numbers

Here's an example:

Lazer, D., Kennedy, R., King, G., & Vespignani, A. 2014, ‘The parable of Google flu: traps in big data analysis’, Science, vol. 343, no. 6176, pp. 1203-5.

Government report

To reference a government report you need:

  • author
  • year
  • title (in italics)
  • type of source (if applicable)
  • date (day and month)
  • publisher
  • place of publication
  • report number (if available)
  • date you viewed the source (if online)
  • <URL> (if online)

Here's an example:

Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2012, A Statistical Definition of Homelessness, Information paper, Canberra, 4922.0, viewed 22 August 2016, <http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/4922.0>.


To reference a dataset you need:

  • author/s
  • year
  • title of the dataset (in 'single quotes')
  • name of data repository (in italics)
  • the words: electronic data set
  • the word: viewed, followed by the date that you viewed the dataset as: day month year
  • URL (in <angle brackets>)

Here's an example:

Meachen-Samuels, J. & Van Valkenburg, B. 2009, 'Data from: Craniodental indicators of prey size preference in the Felidae', Dryad Digital Repository, electronic data set, viewed 18 April 2015, <http://datadryad.org/resource/doi:10.5061/dryad.6h722>.