The basics of Harvard UniSA Referencing

How to quote using Harvard UniSA

Quoting is when you copy words, a phrase, sentence or passage straight from a source and incorporate them into your own writing. You must always provide a reference when you quote another source directly, and particular punctuation or formatting must be used to show where the quote begins and ends.

There are two different quoting styles used in Harvard UniSA:



Short Quotes

Short quotes (i.e. less than 30 words long) should be enclosed in single quotation marks ('...') and be accompanied by an in-text reference including a page number where possible:



Long Quotes

Longer quotes (i.e. longer than 30 words) should be presented without quotation marks, be indented on both sides, be one font size smaller than the rest of the text and be accompanied by an in-text reference including a page number where possible:

Example of a long quote