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    I've just started writing my first essay on cognitive psychology. We have to use the Harvard referencing system, but I'm confused as to how to accurately reference.

    I've found some information about the different types of memory from a textbook, and I'm using that information to help write my introduction. Obviously I have to say where I got the info about the types of memory from, but how do I do an in-text citation of a textbook?

    I know for research studies you do (Author's surname, year) but how do you do it for a textbook? Do I need page numbers?

    This is the full reference for the textbook I'm using:

    Eysenck, M., Keane, M. (2005). Cognitive Psychology A Student’s Handbook. 5th Edition. East Sussex: Psychology Press Ltd

    How do I turn it into an in-text reference?

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    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    I've just started writing my first essay on cognitive psychology. We have to use the Harvard referencing system, but I'm confused as to how to accurately reference.

    I've found some information about the different types of memory from a textbook, and I'm using that information to help write my introduction. Obviously I have to say where I got the info about the types of memory from, but how do I do an in-text citation of a textbook?

    I know for research studies you do (Author's surname, year) but how do you do it for a textbook? Do I need page numbers?

    This is the full reference for the textbook I'm using:

    Eysenck, M., Keane, M. (2005). Cognitive Psychology A Student’s Handbook. 5th Edition. East Sussex: Psychology Press Ltd

    How do I turn it into an in-text reference?

    Thanks
    It would still be Eysenck and Keane (2005) I think. There's plenty of referencing website, as well as a built in tool in word and in some journal sites, finding one that works for you will save a lot of time throughout your degree
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    if it's your first essay there will be plenty of leeway. just do your best and they'll correct you, no doubt.

    i always used chicago, but i think the done thing with harvard is to give a full bibliographical reference at the end of your work and make it just the names and dates in-text.

    additionally if you're thinking about a particular part of the work rather than a more general reference, then say which page. Eysenck & Keane (2005, p.28-33) for instance. if you cite a direct quotation i would definitely include the page it's on.

    to be safe i would speak with a tutor or a member of your school - in my experience it can vary pretty wildly from school to school, so best to be sure.

    also dont forget to organise your bibliography alphabetically and have sections for primary and secondary sources (if applicable).
 
 
 
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