Harvard referencing for web pages

This glossary is not as well referenced as it should be. However, we are gradually referencing all the definitions using a modified Harvard referencing scheme, thus:-

  • Author-surname, initial | date | Page-name | on-line | URL | last accessed date (in ISO 8601 format).

Or if there is a journal or paper name:-

  • Author-surname, initial | date | Page-name | Journal-name on-line | URL | last accessed date (in ISO 8601 format).
Or if it is published by an organisation and the actual author is not stated:-
  • Organisation-name | date | Page-name | on-line | URL | last accessed date (in ISO 8601 format).

Note this glossary deviates slightly from the standard Harvard referencing by using the "|" pipe symbol rather than a comma "," to delimit the reference fields. This is done for clarity because some technology website names already include commas.

Also the HTML "<a></a>" tags for links to all external URL's in Moodle glossaries should include the target="_blank" statement, so that pages open in a new window or new tab. It sounds complicated but it is actually very easy to fix. In Moodle, selecting "New window" from the "Target" drop-down pick-list in the "Insert Link" dialog box" will do this for you automatically.

So if it is done correctly, the Harvard-style reference for this glossary entry looks and behaves like the one below...


References

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