SAGE - Harvard Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in SAGE - Harvard style?

This is the Citationsy guide to SAGE - Harvard 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 SAGE - Harvard.

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How do you cite a book in the SAGE - Harvard referencing style? (2023 Guide)

To create a basic works-cited-list entry for a book in SAGE - Harvard follow these simple steps

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


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

How do you cite scientific papers in SAGE - Harvard format?

Citing formats are used to recognize related literary pieces and to mention references used. To cite any paper in SAGE - Harvard, follow these easy steps

Here’s a SAGE - Harvard journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container Volume(Issue). Journal Name: pages Used. DOI: DOI.
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 SAGE - Harvard:
Petit C and Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1). Food Quality and Preference: 161-172. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)


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How to cite a website in a paper in SAGE - Harvard style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in SAGE - Harvard. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an SAGE - Harvard example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Publisher. Available at: https://www.example.com (accessed 8 February 2023).
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. The Guardian. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed 8 February 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video SAGE - Harvard in 2023

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in SAGE - Harvard

Here’s a SAGE - Harvard citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 8 February 2023).
So how to cite a video SAGE - Harvard?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 8 February 2023).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using SAGE - Harvard 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 SAGE - Harvard, 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 SAGE - Harvard.
Lastname F (2000) Title. Publisher. Available at: http://www.example.com (accessed 8 February 2023).
Podcast referencing example in SAGE - Harvard using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Available at: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed 8 February 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

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How to cite a piece of music or a song using SAGE - Harvard 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 SAGE - Harvard. This is all you need

An example song citation in SAGE - Harvard.
Lastname F (2000) Song Title. Album. Available at: http://www.example.com (accessed 8 February 2023).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in SAGE - Harvard:
The Beatles (1969) Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed 8 February 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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