# Using Harvard referencing style

Can someone point me to some good instructions and resources on how to setup Harvard referencing style (a.k.a. Author-year) with bibtex in a LaTeX document? The final formatting of the bibliography should look as in this page: http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm

I'm not totally new to LaTeX itself, but didn't use BibTex a lot, other than the default, predefined setup.

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The package you want is here: CTAN/harvard

It depends on your tex distribution. If you are using MiKTex, or another distribution with a package manager you just need to call the bib style as per usual and the package manager will handle installation.

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It's generally better to use `natbib` instead of `harvard`. –  Lev Bishop Oct 3 '10 at 15:39
And better to use biblatex than natbib? `:)` (Okay, it can depend.) –  Will Robertson Oct 4 '10 at 1:35
You can have your cake and eat it too: \usepackage{har2nat} - harvard.sty macros on top of natbib. –  Charles Stewart May 6 '11 at 13:26

The Harvard style covers a wide range of choices of exactly how to do things. Using the `natbib` package has already been mentioned, while you could also consider `biblatex`.

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`\usepackage[sorting=nyt,style=apa]{biblatex}` will give you more or less Harvard citations through `\textcite` If you're super lazy (like me) add `\let\cite\textcite` to your preamble to use `\cite` instead of `\textcite` –  Seamus Oct 3 '10 at 20:17
+1 for biblatex –  Will Robertson Oct 4 '10 at 1:35

An option as been mentioned: \usepackage{harvard}

You can then use it like this:

``````\citeasnoun[p.42]{knuth} writes that TeX is great...
In \citepossesive[p.43]{knuth} book we can also see something else.
``````

Which would become:

``````Knuth (1901, p.42) writes that TeX is great...
In Knuth's (1901, p.43)  book we can also see something else.
``````
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Note that there are several packages that offer the functionality of the harvard.sty macros. –  Charles Stewart May 6 '11 at 13:27
is the `p.` in `p.42` necessary? –  pluton May 22 '12 at 14:55
@pluton: Yes, the p. is supposedly required. Source: libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm Under "Page Numbers" it says you should abbreviate with p. X or pp. X-Y (for range of pages). Technically, there is no enforcement of you writing "p.", so do what you think is right. –  Unapiedra May 22 '12 at 16:36