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Harvard Referencing Guide: Computer Games

Computer Games

Computer Games

Computer Games

Computer Games

 

Electronic games are available for use on devices such as computers, tablets and mobile phones, as well as dedicated gaming machines such as Playstations and Xboxes.

The way in which we reference electronic games varies slightly depending on whether the game is supplied on storage media such as a CD/DVD,  or,  whether the game is downloaded from the internet.

A reference to an electronic game will generally require the following elements:

 

Games obtained on a CD

  • Company or individual developer of the game
  • Year of release           (in round brackets)
  • Title of the game        (in italics and capitalise initial letters  - including edition if relevant) 
  • [Video Game]
  • Publisher

 

Games downloaded from the Internet

  • Company or individual developer of the game
  • Year of release          (in round brackets)
  • Title of the game        (in italics and capitalise initial letters  - including edition if relevant) 
  • [Video Game]
  • Publisher
  • Available at : URL
  • Downloaded              (date of download)

 

Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-text citation

The best-selling novel of the 19th century was Uncle John's Cabin (Electronic Arts, 2009).

 

 

Full reference for the Reference List / Bibliography

Electronic Arts (2009) Trivial Pursuit [Video Game]. Electronic Arts.

 

Note: In this typical example the Developer and Publisher are the same.

 

Computer Games / Programs

Game

Program

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