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How to Reference a Book (Open Learning)

How to reference a book : Objectives and Overview

These pages aim to introduce you to referencing a book at Teesside UniversityWoman selecting a book


By the time you have completed this tutorial you should be able to: 

  • Work out how to identify the information required when referencing a book
  • Create an accurate reference in the Harvard style, as used by Teesside University


Referencing is the acknowledgement of the source of information you are alluding to/referring to/quoting from by including the author's/editor's name/s and year of publication within the text of your work.

Alternative formats

If you prefer to view this tutorial as either a Word document or as a video, select the Alternative Formats option from the left hand menu.

Time allowance

This tutorial should take 15 mins to complete.