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GEOG 315: Explanation & Understanding in Geography - Spring 2018: Cite & Organize Sources

Use a Citation Manager

Zotero is a software tool that can help you collect, manage, cite and share your citations and sources. Zotero works with word processing programs to automatically format your citations in APA. It comes in the form of a browser extension or software that lives on your desktop.

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Citing Your Sources in Harvard

You will use Harvard style to cite sources and create a bibliography. Remember to always double-check your formatting, even if you are using an automatic generator (like Zotero). 

Example citations in Harvard style

Journal: Author, Initials., Year. Title of article. Title of Journal, [type of medium] Volume number (Issue/Part number), Page numbers if available. Available through: Title of database <>[Accessed date].

Book: Author, Initials., Year. Title of book. edition. (only include this if not the first edition) Place of publication (this must be a town or city, not a country): Publisher. 

 Chapters of Edited Book: Chapter author(s) surname(s) and initials., Year of chapter. Title of chapter followed by In: Book editor(s) initials first followed by surnames with ed. or eds. after the last name. Year of book. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher. chapter number or first and last page numbers followed by full-stop. 

For more examples of citations, such as a book with two authors, magazine and newspaper articles, and online vs print formats, visit the Anglia University Guide to the Harvard System