CU Harvard referencing generator

Cite websites, books, articles, ...

CU Harvard referencing generator citation generator

Referencing using the Coventry University (CU) Harvard style

The Harvard style is a parenthetical (author-date) referencing style, which means that citations are placed within brackets and embedded in the text, either within or after a sentence, followed by a full, alphabetised list of references.

All institutions interpret the Harvard style in their own way, and so does Coventry University, which leads to minor differences in how references are formatted between institutions. CU has put together their own formatting guides which you can use to create your references.

Or you can use BibGuru to create the fastest and most accurate CU Harvard references possible.

If you want to know more about Harvard citations check out our Harvard referencing guides to get detailed information on the various publication types (magazines, online books, the internet, social media, legal sources, movies, etc.).

Not convinced yet? Here are 5 reasons why you are going to love the BibGuru CU Harvard referencing generator:

🚀 Fast

😌 No flood of distracting ads

👌 Simple and intuitive interface

🎓 Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago and thousands of other citation styles

🥇 Most accurate citation data

With BibGuru we have made a referencing generator tool that truly helps students to focus on the content of their work instead of worrying about how to get their references correctly done.

Those days of wasting time entering data manually or losing grades on incorrect bibliographies are finally gone!

Why, when, and what do I have to cite?

The broad scientific knowledge we have today is the accomplishment of many researchers over time. To put your own contribution in context, it is important to cite the work of the researchers who influenced you.

Cited sources can provide key background information, support or dispute your thesis, or offer important definitions and data. Citing also shows that you have personally read the work.

In addition to crediting the ideas of others that you used to build your own argument, you need to provide documentation for all facts and figures that are not common knowledge.

Common knowledge is knowledge that is known by everyone, or nearly everyone, and can basically concern any subject. An example for common knowledge would be "There are seven days in a week".

The number of sources you cite in your work depends on the intent of the paper. In most cases, you will need to cite one or two of the most representative sources for each key point.

However, if you are working on a review article, the aim is to present to the readers everything that has been written on a topic, so you will need to include a more exhaustive list of citations.

Examples for the CU Harvard referencing style

When you refer to someone's work in your essay, you need to include an in-text citation. This is usually the author's surname, year of publication and page number (only if you quote the exact words or paraphrase them). If the book has more than three authors, use 'et al.' in your in-text citation.

According to Mackey et al. (2002), 50% of Earth's forests have been destroyed.

The reference list is outlining all the sources directly cited in your work alphabetically. In your reference list, you need to name all authors of the book in the order given:

Mackey, B., Lindenmayer, D., Gill, M., McCarthy, M., and Lindesay, J. (2002) Wildlife, fire & future climate: a forest ecosystem analysis. Collingwood: CSIRO

No sign-in required

Referencing guides

Alternative to