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Cite It Right: Guide to Harvard Referencing Style: Reports / Standards & Patents / Theses / Translations

This is the online version of the 4th edition of the Glucksman Library's Cite It Right: Guide to Harvard Referencing Style.


Published Report

Author(s) name, initial(s). (year of publication) Report Title, Report Number [if available], Place of Publication: Publisher, available: web address [accessed date] [if available online].

Stevenson, C. and McNamara, N. (2011) Revitalising communities: a framework for assessing social change, Limerick, University of Limerick, available: [accessed 11 Jul 2016].

... (Stevenson and McNamara 2011) ...

Law Reform Commission (2005) Report on multi-party litigation, LRC 76-2005, Dublin: Law Reform Commission.

… (Law Reform Commission 2005) …


Unpublished Report

Author(s) name, initial(s). (year of creation) Report Title, Internal Report [including name of institution], unpublished.

Murphy, T. (2005) Focus group feedback, Internal BIM Marketing Report, unpublished.

… (Murphy 2005) …


Annual Report

Author(s) name, initial(s). (year) Report Title, Place of publication: Publisher, available: web address [accessed date] [if available online].

Marine Institute (2016) Annual report 2014, Oranmore, Galway: Marine Institute, available: [accessed 11 Jul 2016].

… (Marine Institute 2016) …

Competition Authority of Ireland (1992) Annual report, Dublin: Stationery Office.

… (Competition Authority of Ireland 1992) …


Translated Work

Author(s) name, initial(s). (year of publication) Title of Book, translated by translator(s) name, initial(s)., Place of Publication: Publisher.

Smith, J. (1998) The finer points of Russian grammar, translated by Jones, R., Moscow: University of Moscow.

... (Smith 1998) ...

Cite the author of the original source in the text of your paper, not the translator.

Technical / Commercial / Industrial


Inventor name(s), initial(s)., Assignee if applicable (year of publication) Title, Patent number (status, if applicable).

Hinchey, M.G., Pena, J. and Sterritt, R., Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2011) Systems, methods and apparatus for modelling, specifying and deploying policies in autonomous and autonomic systems using agent-oriented software engineering, U.S. Pat. 7,992,134 B2.

... (Hinchey et al. 2011) ...

When referencing a patent from an online source, include the web address and date accessed.



Authorising organisation (year of publication) Number and Title of Standard, Place of Publication: Publisher.

British Standards Institution (1989) BS 1629: Recommendation for references to published materials, London: British Standards Institution.

... (BS1629 1989) ...



Author(s) name, initial(s). (year) Title of Thesis, unpublished thesis (degree), Institution to which the thesis was submitted, available: web address/doi [if available online] [accessed date if no DOI or handle].

Marcus-Quinn, A. (2011) Observing the use of RLOs in the English post-primary classroom, unpublished thesis (Ph.D.), University of Limerick, available:

… (Marcus-Quinn 2011) …

Callaghan, B. (1995) Voices from the margins: postmodernism and Latin American fiction, unpublished thesis (M.A.), University College Cork.

... (Callaghan 1995) ...