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Holmesglen Harvard Referencing Guide

Graphs (figures) format

Graph/Figure from a website 

 

Heading

Format Example

Figure #: Figure title (Author Year)

Figure 1: Favourite beverages of residents of Unicorn County (Library of Factual Statistics 2018)

example pie chart of beverage preferences

 

In-text citation

Refer to figures according to how you've numbered them (i.e. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) 

E.g. As shown in Figure 1 ... 

 

Reference

Format Example

Author Year, Title of figure, viewed Day Month Year, http://xxxxx.

Library of Factual Statistics 2018, Favourite beverages of residents of Unicorn County, viewed 19 July 2019, http://statistics.factual.abcde.

Note:
  • URL is website homepage.

Graph/Figure from a database

 

Heading

Format Example

Figure #: Figure title (Author Year)

Figure 1: Correlation between clothing sales and weather temperature in Unicorn County Plaza (Stockton 2018)

example of a line graph

 

In-text citation

Refer to figures according to how you've numbered them (i.e. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) 

E.g. As shown in Figure 1 ... 

 

Reference

Format Example
Author, AA Year, Title of figure, viewed Day Month Year, Database name. Stockton, J 2018, Correlation between clothing sales and weather temperature in Unicorn County Plaza, viewed 7 June 2019, ABCDE database.
   

Graph/figure from a book

 

Heading

Format Example

Figure #: Figure title (Author Year, p. xx)

Figure 1: Smoking habits of students at Pineapple High School (Fairchild, Brady & Holden 2017, p. 38).

example pie chart

 

In-text citation

Refer to figures according to how you've numbered them (i.e. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) 

E.g. As shown in Figure 1 ... 

 

Reference

Format Example

Author, AA Year, Title of figure, Publisher, Location.

Fairchild, S, Brady, LE & Holden, JK 2017, Smoking habits of students at Pineapple High School, School Life Publications, Melbourne, VIC. 

Graph/Figure from an electronic journal

 

Heading

Format Example

Figure #: Figure title (Author Year, p. xx)

Figure 1

Number of visitors to Unicorn Park, Unicorn County 2015-2018 (Henderson, Lincoln, & Adamson 2019, p. 691)

example of a bar graph

 

In-text citation

Refer to figures according to how you've numbered them (i.e. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) 

E.g. As shown in Figure 1 ... 

 

Reference

Format Example

Author, AA Year of publication, Title of figure, in 'Article title', Journal Title, vol. x, no. x, pp. xx-xx, viewed Day Month Year, Database name.

Henderson, B, Lincoln, P & Adamson, WK 2019, Number of visitors to Unicorn Park, Unicorn County 2015-2018, in 'The rise of parklands: estimating the impact of parks on local tourism', Local Tourists Journal, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 687-705, viewed 7 June 2019, ABCDE database.  

Referencing your own graphs/figures 

 

Heading

Format Example

Figure #: Figure title (Author Year)

Figure 1: Number of people who took part in the magic penguin dance in 2018 (Smith 2019) 

example bar graph

 

In-text citation

Refer to figures according to how you've numbered them (i.e. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) 

E.g. As shown in Figure 1 ... 

 

Reference

If the graph or figure is unpublished, you do not need to include a reference. (See: personal communications tab)