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UC Referencing Guide

Legislation

General guidelines

Include legislation in your reference list only if it is important to a better understanding of your assignment or is required by your lecturer.  Otherwise an in-text reference is sufficient.

e.g.

In relation to action regarding unsuitable goods, s. 74B of the Trade Practices Act 1974 states ...

Format

Name of Act Year (Jurisdiction), viewed Day Month Year, <http://xxxx>

Examples

Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cwlth)

Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld), viewed 6 August 2012, <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/consol_act/aa1991204/>

Case Law

Format - Unreported cases

Name v. Name [Year] Court abbreviation Decision number (Unreported Day Month Year of decision).

Format - Reported cases

Name v. Name (Year) Volume Reporting series abbreviation Page.

Examples

Glass v. Commonwealth of Australia [2003] ACTCA 8 (Unreported 31 March 2003).

Mace v. Murray (1955) 92 CLR 370.

EndNote Reference Type

Legislation - Statute

Case (Unreported) - Case (type Year into Date of Decision and Court abbreviation into Court and have nothing in Year)

Case (Reported) - Case (type Year into Year and have nothing in Court or Date of Decision)

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.