Dissertation References

Dissertation References

The dissertation references should list the full details of all the texts cited by you in your work, in alphabetical order by surname. Majority of Universities requires use the Harvard (author, date) System of Referencing.
Here are some examples of Harvard referencing system:

How to reference a book

Author/Editor surname, Initial(s).
Title of the book. (in italics)
edition. (if later than the first and abbreviated to ed.)
Series and individual volume number. (if available)
Place of publication:
Name of publisher.

Creswell, J. 2003. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches. 2nd ed. London: Sage.

How to reference a journal article

Author/Editor surname, Initial(s).
Title of article.
Name of journal, (in italics)
Volume (part number) Month or season, (if available)
page number(s) of article


Diamantopoulos, A., Schlegelmilch, B., Sinkovics, R., Bohlen, M. 2003. Can sociodemographics still play a role in profiling green consumers? a review of the evidence and an empirical investigation. Journal of Business Research, 56(6), pp. 465-480.

How to reference eBook

Online book title. (in italics)
edition. (if not first edition)
online book [in square brackets]
Place of publication: (if available)
Publisher. (if available)
Available at: followed by the Internet address
Date accessed. [in square brackets]


Ottman, J. 2011. New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding. [online book] USA and Canada: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Available at: http://books.google.co.uk/sample123 [Accessed March 2013].