Elsevier - Harvard 2 Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Elsevier - Harvard 2 style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Elsevier - Harvard 2 citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Elsevier - Harvard 2.

cite Elsevier - Harvard 2  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Elsevier - Harvard 2 referencing style? (2022 Guide)

A book citation in Elsevier - Harvard 2 always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in Elsevier - Harvard 2 using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N., 2000. Title, Edition. ed. Publisher, City.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Elsevier - Harvard 2 citation:
Angelou, M., 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed. Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in Elsevier - Harvard 2 looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Elsevier - Harvard 2 citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Elsevier - Harvard 2 format?

An Elsevier - Harvard 2 citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a Elsevier - Harvard 2 journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F., 2000. Title. Container Volume, pages Used.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Elsevier - Harvard 2:
Petit, C., Sieffermann, J., 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 18, 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Elsevier - Harvard 2 style?

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in Elsevier - Harvard 2

Here’s an Elsevier - Harvard 2 example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., 2000. Title [WWW Document]. URL https://www.example.com (accessed 5.27.2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M., 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [WWW Document]. URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed 5.27.2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Elsevier - Harvard 2 in 2022

Citing a video from YouTube may appear more difficult than citing a book because YouTube has so much information. But the process is quite simple, here’s how to do it in Elsevier - Harvard 2

Here’s a Elsevier - Harvard 2 citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, 2000. Title [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 5.27.2022).
So how to cite a video Elsevier - Harvard 2?
Pixar, 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 5.27.2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Elsevier - Harvard 2 referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in Elsevier - Harvard 2, here’s how

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Elsevier - Harvard 2.
Lastname, F., 2000. Title.
Podcast referencing example in Elsevier - Harvard 2 using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, 2018. 640: Five Women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Elsevier - Harvard 2 referencing style?

Many people think that referencing songs or lyrics to songs isn’t common practise. That’s why we’re here to make it as simple and easy for you to reference a song in Elsevier - Harvard 2. This is all you need

An example song citation in Elsevier - Harvard 2.
Lastname, F., 2000. Song Title, Album.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Elsevier - Harvard 2:
The Beatles, 1969. Here Comes the Sun, Abbey Road.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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