How to write a Harvard Reference
We at RapidBI publish a lot of original and re-developed content relevant to students, managers and others interested in business. Often we get asked as to how to reference web content. This short article will help with the Harvard Referencing of content of our (and others) site.
The key to referencing a CD-ROM or website is similar to a book or journal – you need to know the author, date and title. For web pages you must include the full address of the page, not just the address of the site. This can be copied from the address bar which normally appears at the top of the browser.
Pearson, M. (1999) Online study skills guide, http:\\www.hud.ac.uk\schools\skills\referen.htm, Date accessed 06/9/15.
An extra date, the date you accessed the page is included at the end of the reference, because web pages, unlike books, can be modified and even disappear entirely.
Morrison, M. (2006) SWOT Analysis, https://rapidbi.com/SWOTanalysis/ , Date accessed 06/09/2015
In situations where you cannot find the date that a page was created then mark it as “date unknown”. If you cannot find a named author of an electronic source then either use the organisation in place of the author (e.g. RapidBI).