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Fine Arts and Music Citation Style Guide for Specialised Resources

Guide to creating citations in Chicago 16A and Harvard for specialised resources frequently used at the Victorian College of the Arts.


re:cite is the Library's guide to referencing, citation and acknowledgment of resources used in research and essay writing.

This online guide includes examples for citing different types of resources using Harvard.

These resources include:

Download the UQ Harvard Style for Endnote

We recommend that you use the University of Queensland's Harvard Output Style for Endnote, called uq_harvard_2002_v8+, rather than the generic "Harvard" style in Endnote.

If your version of Endnote does not have it pre-installed, instructions and a link to the download page can be found here

Harvard style notes

Harvard is an author-date style, featuring in-text citations and a reference list.

This style has been selected by the Schools of Film and Television, and Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts (along with Chicago 16 A) as the required citation style.  NOTE: it is not to be used by students in other VCA Schools. See the Chicago 16 A tab.

General style notes for Harvard can be found in re:cite.

The notes are based on Snooks and Co. (rev.) 2002, Style manual for authors, editors and printers, 6th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., Milton, Qld.



Harvard Referencing Guide from Monash University

There is a comprehensive Harvard Referencing Guide from Monash University that gives examples of a wide variety of reference types. It is available online here.

Reference types include

  • Live performances
  • Ephemera (including theatre programs)
  • Websites
  • Social Media
  • Broadcasts
  • Interviews
  • Films
  • Music Scores