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LSBU Harvard Referencing: Discussion List

Best Practice tips

It’s best to start your research by using LSBU databases before searching the free web. Remember that anyone can publish anything on the web, so you will need to evaluate the quality and reliability of a web page or web document before you refer to it in your assignments.

For further guidance on referencing online sources, see General guidelines for referencing online resources

Format of the reference

You will need:

  • Name of the author(s) or pseudonym
  • Year of posting, or last update
  • Title of the message
  • Message list name
  • Month day of posting
  • Format
  • Web address
  • Date accessed



Author’s Surname, Initials. (Year posted) Title of message, Message list name, day and month of post [Discussion List]. Available from: [Accessed day month year].


Dowie, C. (2007) All over lovely, Feminist Theatre, 21 June [Discussion List]. Available from: [Accessed 9 March 2021].

In-text citation: (Dowie, 2007)




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