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UC Referencing Guide

Government Documents

Note

Use the organisation name that appears on the source.

Use the shortened form of the name in your in-text citation.  Use the shortened form followed by the full name in parentheses in the reference.

If the corporate author and publisher are the same, you can use an abbreviation for the name of the publisher.

If the corporate author and the website are the same use the abbreviated form for the website.

Hyperlink the title if the item is online.  If the document you are creating is print only, enter the URL after the last full stop.

Format

Author AA or Agency Name (Year) Title of work, Name of Agency, Name of Government, accessed Day Month Year.

Agency Name (Year) Title of work, report prepared by A Author, Name of Agency, Name of Government, accessed Day Month Year.

Format - Report in a series

Author AA or Agency Name (Year) 'Title of report', Name of Series, catalogue number, Name of Agency, Name of Government, accessed Day Month Year.

Format - report know by short title

Short title - Author A (Year) Title of work, Name of Agency, Name of Government, accessed Day Month Year.

Examples

AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) (2019) 'Australia's welfare 2019 data insights', Australia's Welfare Series 14, catalogue number AUS 226, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 5 February 2020.

Department of Finance and Administration (2006) Delivering Australian Government services: managing multiple channels, DOFA, Australian Government.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2008, Families in Australia 2008, PM&C, Australian Government, accessed 18 March 2012.

DHAC (Department of Health and Aged Care) (1999) Hepatitis C: a review of Australia's response, report prepared by D Lowe and R Cotton, DHAC, Australian Government.

Gonski report - Gonski D, Boston K, Greiner K, Lawrence, C, Scales B and Tannock P (2011) Review of funding for schooling: final report, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Government, accessed 11 February 2020.

EndNote Reference Type

Government Document

Citing a Source Within a Source

There are no formal guidelines for citing a source within a source in the Style Manual.  These instructions are based on the guidelines in the 6th edition of the Style Manual.

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 1999:25) stated that '...'

'...' (Schwartz as cited in Burton, Westen and Kowalski 2009:63)

Reference list

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

Burton L, Westen D and Kowalski R (2009) Psychology, Wiley, Milton, Qld.

No Author / Editor

General guidelines

There are no formal guidelines for referencing an item without an author in the Style Manual.  These instructions are based on the guidelines in the 6th edition of the Style Manual.

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

Format

Title of work (Year) 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

The place of publication can be omitted if no place is known.

There are no guidelines for citing works with no publisher in the Style Manual. Consult your lecturer before citing material without a publisher.

If the date is not known - substitute n.d. in place of the year.

Format - no date

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

Examples

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