Sound recording (physical copy eg on CD)
Family name, INITIAL(S) (of recordist) or Company name. Year. Title of individual recording. Title of album. [Sound recording]. Place of recording: Label.
BBC. 1994. Country pub at lunchtime. Essential sound effects of England. [Sound recording]. London: BBC Enterprises.
Sound recording (online)
Family name, INITIAL(S) (of recordist) or Company name. Year. Title. [Sound recording]. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL
Watts, D. 1984. Oriolus larvatus: African Black-headed Oriole - Oriolidae. [Sound recording]. [Accessed 15 July 2017]. Available from: http://sounds.bl.uk/
Author and date
When the author name is not mentioned in the text, the citation consists of the author’s name and the year of publication in brackets.
It was emphasised that citations in the text should be consistent (Jones, 2017).
If you have already named the author in the text, only the publication year needs to be mentioned in brackets.
Jones (2017) emphasised that citations in the text should be consistent.
If the item is produced by an organisation, treat the organisation as a "corporate author". This means you can use the name of the organisation instead of that of an individual author. This includes government departments, universities or companies. Cite the corporate author in the text the same way as you would an individual author.
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When you're referencing with Leeds Harvard you may come across issues with missing details, multiple authors, edited books, references to another author's work or online items, to name a few. Here are some tips on how to deal with some common issues when using Leeds Harvard.
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- Online items
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- Sources written by the same author in the same year
- Sources with the same author in different years
- Two authors with the same surname in the same year
- The work of one author referred to by another