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Update to Cardiff University Harvard Referencing style

You may have noticed that the Cardiff Harvard style guide has been updated recently. Here’s the two main updates and changes made:

1. In the past you had the option to put a web link at the end of a journal reference. This URL format has now been replaced by a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) i.e.

Berry, D. P. and Bell, M. P. 2012. Expatriates: gender, race and class distinctions in international management. Gender, Work & Organization 19(1), pp. 10-28. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2011.00577.x

You can usually find the DOI next to the article title or on the PDF version of the article. If there is no DOI available you are advised to provide the normal journal reference without a DOI.

2. You no longer need to add [Online] to any reference type. This was usually used for webpages. A webpage would now be referenced:

Thompson, B. 2009. What role for TV in the wired world? Available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8115671.stm [Accessed: 10 September 2016]

Take a look at the Cardiff University Harvard Referencing guide or tutorial for further info.


How to… save time with EndNote Online videos


We’ve created some (hopefully!) helpful video reminders of how to use EndNote Online (NB. these videos have no sound):


tickHow to manually add a reference to your EndNote Online library


tickHow to select the Cardiff Harvard referencing style as your chosen style


tickHow to create, and add references to, a group


tickHow to successfully use organisational/institutional authors in your reference


tickHow to add and remove page numbers to a citation


tickHow to excluding an author from a citation


tickHow to delete a citation and reference from Word


tickHow to import references from a database into EndNote Online when using a Mac


These are our EndNote Online top tips, but if you think we’ve missed anything in these videos let us know in the comments or contact BLSLibrarians@cardiff.ac.uk

For further help with EndNote Online, visit the intranet pages or contact us directly in the Health Library

Evaluating Information

Evaluating information while you are at University (studying, teaching or researching)  😉  is a skill that you will explore and hone.

There are a few resources here in the library which we think will be REALLY valuable to you so we thought we’d highlight them here for you.

Click on the links to get to the ebooks- or search for them in LibrarySearch to find out where the hard copy is.

Greenhalgh T, How to read a paper: the basics of evidence based medicine. 2014

Ajetunmob O. Making Sense of Critical Appraisal  2002

Find the pyramid of evidence that we used in the presentation here:


If you need some help on how to reference- there are some guidelines here. Check your module handbook for which referencing style you are required to use.