Tuesday, 20 November 2012

How to reference computer software and apps

Following the QM Harvard style and logically listing the who, when, what and where of referencing, to reference an app or computer software requires the elements below in the following order and with the punctuation as indicated:

Author.
Date.
Title of software/program. (in italics)
Version number.
Material type [in square brackets]
Place of publication: (if available)
Publisher. (if available)
Available at: followed by the Internet address
Date accessed. [in square brackets]


Examples:

eFusion. 2010. Voice Recorder HD. Version 6.1.1. [app] Available at: http://eapps.pro/app/voice-recorder-hd-full-featured-iphone-ipad-recorder [Accessed November 20 2012].

Boersma, P. and Weenik, D. 2012. Praat: Doing phonetics by computers. Version 5.3.32. [computer software] Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. Available at: http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/ [Accessed November 20 2012].

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