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Holmesglen Harvard Referencing Guide

Reports overview

Generally a report is a type of documentation that outlines the findings of an inquiry. It includes analysis that is backed by data, and provides recommendations based on the findings. Reports include government, organisational or industry reports.

The referencing information is often found on the cover page and title page of a report. 

Reports format

Company/Organisation report

 

Reference elements

annotated reference example for an online company or organisation report

 

In-text citation

  Format Example
Paraphrase

(Author Year) 

 

OR

Author (Year)

... is an important consideration when thinking about policy development (Denham, Dodson & Lawson 2018).

OR

Denham, Dodson and Lawson (2018) report on social housing infrastructure ... 

Quote

'...' (Author Year, p. xx) 

OR

Author (Year, p. xx) '..' 

The health sector assists with 'child mental health, behavioural disturbances or withdrawn behaviour' (World Health Organization [WHO] 2011, p. 24).

OR

According to the World Health Organization [WHO] (2011, p. 24), the mental health sector has a key role in assisting with 'child mental health, behavioural disturbances or withdrawn behaviour'.

Note:
  • The World Health Organization is known in its abbreviated form of WHO. Therefore the 2nd citation onwards should be shortened to WHO (2011) or (WHO 2011). See: in-text citation formats for more information. 

 

Reference

 

Online
  Format Example
Report by individual author(s)

Author, AA Year, Report name, viewed Day Month Year, http://xxxxx.

Denham, T, Dodson, J & Lawson, J 2019, The business case for social housing as infrastructure, viewed 18 June 2019, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0029/39656/AHURI-Final-Report-312-The-business-case-for-social-housing-as-infrastructure.pdf.

Report by organisation

Organisation Year, Report name, viewed Day Month Year, http://xxxxx.

World Health Organization 2011, Role of the health sector in promoting early childhood development: a strategic framework, viewed 7 June 2019, http://apps.searo.who.int/PDS_DOCS/B4757.pdf.

 

Print

  Format Example
Report by individual author(s) Author, AA Year, Report name, Publisher, Place of Publication.  Trent, B 2019, Goflam industries financial report. Goflam Industries, Mornington, VIC.
Report by organisation

Organisation Year, Report name, Publisher, Place of Publication. 

Holmesglen Institute 2014, Holmesglen Institute 2014 annual report, Holmesglen Institute, Melbourne, VIC. 

Government report

 

Reference elements

annotated reference example for an online government report

 

In-text citation

  Format Example
Paraphrase

(Author Year)

OR

Author (Year)

Credit card rewards affect human behaviour in a number of ways (Doyle 2018).

OR

As reported by Doyle (2018), one of the incentives to sign up to a credit card is its rewards program. 

Quote

'...' (Author Year, p. xx).

OR

Author (Year, p. xx) '...' 

There has been a significant reduction in the 'levy paid by non-exempt low risk providers' (Australian Government 2018, p. 147).

OR

The Australian Government (2018, p. 147) has reported a significant reduction in the 'levy paid by non-exempt low risk providers.'

 

Reference

 

Online
  Format Example
Report by individual author(s) Author, AA Year, Report name, Department Name, viewed Day Month Year, http://xxxxxx. Doyle, M 2018, Consumer credit card choice: costs, benefits and behavioural biases, Reserve Bank of Australia, viewed 7 June 2019, https://www.rba.gov.au/publications/rdp/2018/pdf/rdp2018-11.pdf.
Report by government as author  Government Name Department Name Year, Report name, Department Name, viewed Day Month Year, http://xxxxxx. Australian Government Department of Treasury 2017, ASIC enforcement review task force report, viewed 7 June 2019, https://static.treasury.gov.au/uploads/sites/1/2018/04/ASIC-Enforcement-Review-Report.pdf. 

 

Print
  Format Example
Report by individual author(s) Author, AA Year, Report name, Publisher, Place of Publication.  Doyle, M 2018, Consumer credit card choice: costs, benefits and behavioural biases, Reserve Bank of Australia, Canberra, ACT.
Report by government as author  Government Name Department Name Year, Report name, Publisher, Place of Publication.  National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2008, NCVER annual report, NCVER, Leabrook, SA. 

Online report (e.g. IBISWorld, WGSN)

 

Reference elements

annotated reference example for an online industry report

 

In-text citation

  Format Example
Paraphrase

(Author Year) 

OR

Author (Year)

There has been an increase in the number of Australians traveling locally in recent times (Lin 2015).

OR

Lin (2015) highlights the increase in domestic travel among Australians. 

Quote

'...' (Author Year, p.xx) 

OR

Author (Year, p.xx) '...' 

When it comes to Australian hotels and resorts, 'domestic leisure tourists are the industry’s largest market' (Lin 2015, p. 14). 

OR

Lin (2015, p. 14) states that 'domestic leisure tourists are the industry's largest market'.

 

Reference

  Format Example
IBISWorld report

Author, AA Year, Report name, Report Number, viewed Day Month Year, Database name.

Lin, R 2015, Hotels and resorts in Australia, Industry Report H4401, viewed 7 June 2019, IBISWorld database. 

WGSN report

Author, AA Year, Report name, viewed Day Month Year, Database name. 

Fenton, C 2018, Swimwear colour A/W 20/21, viewed 7 June 2019, WGSN database. 

Example of an IBISWorld report

annotated example of an IBISWorld report

Practice exercise