How do I reference this Joint Committee on Human Rights report, both in text and in my bibliography, using the Harvard referencing style? Thanks!
May 9, 2012 4:48 AM   Subscribe

How do I reference this Joint Committee on Human Rights report, both in-text and in my bibliography, using the Harvard referencing style? Thanks!
posted by FuckingAwesome to Education (6 answers total)
Have you looked at the answers from the last time you asked about Harvard referencing?
posted by robcorr at 5:29 AM on May 9, 2012

Response by poster: Yes I have, and it doesn't answer my question, but thanks for your help.
posted by FuckingAwesome at 5:41 AM on May 9, 2012

Are you using that actual Google Books preview? The full version of this seems to be on the UK Parliament website, so if you want to use the full version you're just referencing it as a government publication online, which is something like Author Year, Title, responsible department, place, access date, website address (which is here) - although there are plenty of reference guides online (probably your school library website) to check that format, since that's just off the top of my head.

If the sample is what you'd actually be using, then you could reference it as an eBook, I suppose. I think the format would be much the same, just without the website address and access date.
posted by lwb at 5:55 AM on May 9, 2012

Treat is as a government publication.

Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR), (2009) Demonstrating respect for rights? A human rights approach to policing protest, London: JCHR Publications.

In text:
direct quotation: The JCHR (2009: 71) concludes that ‘any restrictions on protest around Parliament must be both necessary and proportionate to a legitimate aim'.

paraphrasing: Protests in front of the UK parliament may be restricted only if they meet certain criteria (JCHR, 2009: 71).
posted by travelwithcats at 6:18 AM on May 9, 2012

Harvard is sometimes adapted to the school involved. For example, my school used 'Harvard' but didn't, for example, use the colon in in-text citations, amongst other foibles. Your school's library ain't worth a cuss if it doesn't have some sort of help-with-referencing pages.

Understandably these usually only cover the basics. The answers above will help you if you can adapt them to your school's format, but be on the safe side and use whatever contact forms your school's library provides, too, and ask the librarians there. Teaching students how to use information is part of their job.
posted by aesop at 6:24 AM on May 9, 2012

Sorry, just realized my 'they' I meant the restrictions would have to meet certain criteria.

I assume you checked what info w/r/t references your department/uni provides?
posted by travelwithcats at 6:55 AM on May 9, 2012

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