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UC Referencing Guide

Australian Constitutions

The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia may be referred to as the Australian Constitution, the Commonwealth Constitution or simply the Constitution if there is no ambiguity. If it is to be cited in full use the format below.

State Constitutions are cited as normal statutes.

Format - Australian Constitution

Number Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 Pinpoint.

Example

5 Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 s 51(ii).

Format - State Constitutions

Number Title of Act Year (State abbreviation) Pinpoint.

Example

7 Constitution Act 1934 (Tas) s 9(1).

Other Constitutions

Constitutions of other countries are treated in a variety of ways.  For details please refer to Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4rd Edition.

Examples

4 United States Constitution amend XXI.

9 La Constitution du 4 octobre 1958 [French Constitution of 4 October 1958] art 2.

EndNote Reference Type

Constitutions have no format in EndNote and must be entered manually.

Citing a Source Within a Source

When a source is directly quoted in another work enter the reference as:

Full source, quoting Full source

Lorelle Burton, Drew Weston and Robin Kowalski, Psychology (Milton, 2nd ed, 2009), quoting J C Overholser, 'Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Social Phobia' (2002) 32 Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy 125.


When a source is cited (or just mentioned) in another work enter the reference as:

Full source, cited in Full source

G E Schwartz, 'Personality and Health: An Integrative health Science Approach' in VP Makosky (ed), The G. Stanley Hall Lecture Series: Vol 7 (American Psychological Association, 1987), cited in Lorelle Burton, Drew Weston and Robin Kowalski, Psychology (Milton, 2nd ed, 2009) 576.