How to Cite Government Publications in Harvard Style

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  • Red – Author
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  • Orange – Website/Publisher
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Australian Bureau of Statistics from Austats Government report

Australian Bureau of Statistics from Austats

Note:

  • the whole title is to be italicized.
  • "cat. no." stands for a catalogue number that can be found before a title.
  • here: ABS stands for Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • here: Canberra Time stands for a publishing service that released a source.

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016, Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2016, cat. no. 64011.0, ABS, Canberra Time, viewed 27 January 2017, via AusStats database.

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Government report

Note:

  • here: DEST stands for the Department of Education, Science and Training.
  • here: no. 379.94 A938 stands for the copy and number of a publication.
  • here: Canberra is the location of a publishing service.

Australia. Department of Education, Science and Training 2004, Review of closer collaboration between universities and major public funded research agencies, DEST no. 379.94 A938, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

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