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UC Referencing Guide

Facebook / Twitter

General guidelines

To cite a Twitter feed or Facebook page as a whole or to discuss it in general, it is sufficient to give the site URL in text, inside round brackets. There is no need for a reference list entry.

To cite a specific post use the format below.

Cite the author as it appears in the post not as Author, AA

Format

Author Year of post, Title of Post, type of post, Day Month of post, viewed Day Month Year, <http://xxxxx>

Example

Kevin Rudd and Labor 2009, Australian civilian corps to help in crises, Facebook update, 24 October, viewed 20 November 2009, <http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=200124043571&ref=mf>

EndNote Reference Type

Blog

Citing a Source Within a Source

When citing a source you haven't read yourself, but which is referred to in a source you have read.

In-text reference

Lilly (as cited in Maxwell 1999, p.25) stated that '...'

'...' (Schwartz as cited in Burton, Westen & Kowalski 2009, p.63)

Reference list

Maxwell, F 1999, Phonology, Brooks Cole, San Francisco.

Burton L, Westen D & Kowalski R 2009, Psychology, Wiley, Milton, Qld.

No Author / Editor

General guidelines

If there is no author - substitute the title in the position of the author.

Format

Title of work Year of publication, Publisher, Location.

Examples

Macroeconomics, prices and quantities: Essays in memory of Arthur M. Okun 1983, Blackwell, Oxford, England.

No Location / No Publisher / No Year

General guidelines

If the location is not known - substitute n.p. in place of the location.

There are no guidelines for citing works with no publisher in the Style Manual: For Authors, Editors and Printers.  It is acceptable in other styles to use the location and date.  Consult your lecturer before citing material without a publisher.

If the date is not known - substitute an approximate date (c. for circa or ? after date) or n.d. in place of the year.

Format - no date

Author, AA c. year, Title of work, Publisher, Location.

Author, AA n.d., Title of work, Publisher, Location.

Author, AA 1943?, Title of work, Publisher, Location.

Examples

Smythe, V c. 2007, Ant colonies: How they communicate, Emu, Canberra.

Browne, JD n.d., Forensic science as a career, Tower, London.