Any scientist that know how to use the Harvard reference system?

I wasn't sure where to post this, hope it's right.

So I have attended this course at university which was about the basics of doing research. One of the assignments was to make a litterature review. My review was fine except my references. I have now gotten corrections twice that I am doing it wrong but I just don't understand what! I have followed various guides about the Harvard system but I just don't get what I am doing wrong. So I'm now turning to you dear levelonetechs members! Can you spot the error? (Btw these are in swedish, but you should be able to get the formatting anyway)

Chaffey, Dave. 2015. Forecast growth in percentage of online retail/ecommerce sale. Smart insights (Hämtad 18/04/17).

Chai, Joyce och Lin, Jimmy. 2001. The role of natural language conversational interface in online sales. I International Journal of Speech Technology, Springer, vol. 4, s 285-295.

Harty, Declan. 2016. Smartphones Overtake Computers as Top E-Commerce Traffic Source. Bloomberg. (Hämtad 23/04/17).

Heller, Bob., Jewell, Lisa., Procter, Mike., Mah, Dean och Cheung, Billy. 2005. Freudbot: An Investigation of Chatbot Technology in Distance Education. I Proceedings of the World Conference on Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, AACE, vol. 2005, s 3913-3918, Canada.

History Cooperative. 2014. The History of Website Design. History Cooperative. (Hämtad 18/04/17).

Internet Live Stats. 2017. Internet Users. World Wide Web Consortium. (Hämtad 20/04/17).

Jenkins, Marie-Claire., Churchill, Richard., Cox, Stephen och Smith, Dan. 2007. Analysis of user Interaction with Service Oriented Chatbot Systems. I Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, vol. 4552, s 76-83, Berlin.

Jiyou, Jia. 2004 The Study of the Application of a Web-Based Chatbot System on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. I Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, AACE, s 1201-1207, Virginia.

Kuligowska, Karolina. 2015. Commercial Chatbot: Performance Evaluation, Usability Metrics, And Quality Standards Of ECA. I Professionals Center for Business Research, Alkhaer Publications, vol. 2.

Martin, Ellie. 2016. 3 reasons 2017 is the year to develop a company chatbot. The next web] (Hämtades 25/04/17).

Popper, Nathaniel. 2016. Banks Bet on the Next Big Thing: Financial Chatbots. New York Times. (Hämtades 07/04/17).

Reimer, Jeremy. 2006. Study shows youth embracing technology even more than before. Ars technica. (Hämtades 20/04/17).

Temperton, James. 2016. Apps are dying. Long live the subservient bots ready to fulfil your every desire. Wired. (Hämtades 07/04/17).

Turing, M, Alan. 1950. Computing machinery and intelligence. I Mind, Oxford University Press, vol. 59, s 433-460.

Warren, Christina. 2016. Facebook Messenger bots are here and they want to kill apps. Mashable. (Hämtades 07/04/17).

I am a HS educated Truck Driver, so consider the souce.

On thing struck me was not seeing ibid and opcit or something so found this by googling "ibid op cit Harvard"

Also are periodicals supposed to be in italics or something?
Journal Articles, Dissertations, and Newspapers
7. Walter Johnson, “Inconsistency, Contradiction, and CompleteConfusion: The Everyday
Life ofthe Law of Southern Slavery,” Law and Social Inquiry 22 (1997): 405–433

Example from this:

Hope this helps or I am gonna look like a total moron :slight_smile:

Software like Mendeley can do that stuff automatically. it can also retrieve information of pdf files from the internet. pretty handy.

I've used a program called Zotero with great ease. It can find full references and export them in whatever style you'd like have never been required to use Harvard style though.

@Baxtex As far as zotero is informed, there is no official Harvard Style, it depends on your educational institution, read this

I noticed you sometimes have periods after web addresses and sometimes not, and you vary between using "Hämtades" and "Hämtad" for no reason as far as I can tell. Though I don't know what the right option is in either case.

I assume you've checked if the course provides a style guide somewhere? Or if there is a general style guide from the university maybe?

Also, learning to use some kind of reference managing software is a pretty good idea if you're gonna write a lot of these.

Will look into it!

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WIll check it out.

I actually have Zotero installed but I just found it confusing with the browser extension and all. Maybe should do a tutorial about it.

Thanks, I hadn't noticed that! I think my major problem is that I don't have a city or country for some of the academic references, the thing is that I haven't been able to get that information. There are no official guidelines from my school but I have looked at many other guides from pretty good sources. All systems aren't identical but as long as you got the correct information and is consistent with the format, it should be "good enough".