Roadmap to Referencing

for use with Harvard-UniSA Style referencing


Online document

: Report

Description: A downloadable document found online, e.g. PDF, Word or Excel file


  • Reports can be produced by organisations, for example universities, government departments, companies, associations; or individuals, for example Vice Chancellor's report.
  • If you cite the authoring body frequently in-text, introduce and then use an abbreviation for subsequent citations, e.g. (UniSA 2012).
  • Page numbers are not always available in online documents. Include them where available.

In-text citation

Format and layout:
Author's family name OR Authoring body (year, page number if applicable)
(Author's family name OR Authoring body year, page number if applicable)
...climate (Bureau of Meteorology 2016, p. 5).

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:
Author's family name, Initial(s) OR Authoring body year, Title of document, Publisher, viewed date, <URL>.
Bureau of Meteorology 2016, Annual Climate Report 2015, Australian Government, viewed 10 November 2016, <>.