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Leeds Harvard: EU COM document

Reference examples

Title, COM (Year) serial number, draft or final. [Online]. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL


Proposal for a Council regulation on denominations and technical specifications of euro coins intended for circulation, COM (2010) 0691, final. [Online]. [Accessed 26 May 2017]. Available from:

This is all in italics and the title is not capitalised.

Citation examples

EU Com document

The in-text citation for a COM doc is: COM (year) serial number, draft or final.
(COM (2010) 0691, final)

When to include page numbers

You should include page numbers in your citation if you quote directly from the text, paraphrase specific ideas or explanations, or use an image, diagram, table, etc. from a source.


"It was emphasised that citations in a text should be consistent" (Jones, 2017, p.24).

When referencing a single page, you should use p. For a range of pages, use pp.


p.7 or pp.20-29.

If the page numbers are in Roman numerals, do not include p. before them.


(Amis, 1958, iv)

Common issues

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