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UC Referencing Guide

Government Document


Number. Corporate Author. Title of work. Location: Publisher; Year of publication. Report No: xxx.

Number. Author AA. Title of work [Internet]. Location: Publisher; Year of publication [cited Year Month Day]. Report No: xxx. Available from: http://xxxxx

Note: If the author and publisher are the same enter the publisher as 'The Department/Association/Bureau'.


3. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian social trends. Canberra: The Bureau; 2007. Report No: 4102.0.

6. Department of Finance and Administration. Delivering Australian government services: managing multiple channels. Canberra: The Department; 2006.

10. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Families in Australia 2008 [Internet]. Canberra: The Department; 2008 [cited 2009 Nov 20]. Available from:

EndNote Reference Type

Government Document (Enter format in Label, cited date in Access Date)

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 (3) stated that '...'

Burton (5) quoted Schwartz ...


3. Maxwell F. Phonology. San Franisco: Brooks Cole; 1999.

5. Burton L, Westen D, Kowalski R. Psychology. Milton (Australia): Wiley; 2009.

No Author / Editor

If no author or editor is present, start your reference with the Title of the item.


5. Macroeconomics, prices and quantities: essays in memory of Arthur M. Okun. Oxford: Blackwell; 1983.

No Location / No Publisher / No Year

If no location is present substitute an inferred place [Chicago?] or the phrase [place unknown].

If no publisher is present substitute the phrase [publisher unknown].

If no year is present substitute an approximate date [1976?] or the phrase [date unknown].


7. Smythe V. Ant colonies: how they communicate. Canberra: Emu Press; [2007?].

12. Browne JD. Forensic science as a career. London: Tower Publishing; [date unknown].

16. Hawaii [map on the Internet]. [place, publisher, date unknown] [cited 2012 Jul 20]. Available from: