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Referencing a website (Open Learning)

Referencing web pages using Harvard style - Cite them right

Referencing web pages : Objectives and Overview

These pages aim to introduce you to referencing of different web pages using the Harvard style set out by Cite them Right.Image result for discovery


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

  • identify different types of web pages in terms of referencing them - for example, web pages with individual authors, organisations as authors, date options etc... 
  • use Cite them Right guidance to reference web page correctly.  


When referring to information you have retrieved from web pages within an assignment, it needs to be acknowledged where you found it and properly referenced. You need to provide enough information to enable others to locate the information source. As online content can be changed or removed, you also need to include the date when you accessed it.

Remember to evaluate all information for reliability, authority, currency and suitability.

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 no more than 15 mins to complete.