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UC Referencing Guide

General Guidelines

Legislation and Case Law are usually cited in-text only.  Only include Legislation and Case Law in a reference list if you also have non-legal material to include in a reference list or it is specifically required for the Unit.  Please check with your Unit Convener.

Enter Legislation and Case Law under separate headings in your Reference List.

For details on the structure of in-text citations see the In-text Citation tab, then Special Cases.

Legislation

General guidelines

Do not italicise titles in your reference list.

Use the following jurisdiction abbreviations for Australian legislation:

  • Cth (the Commonwealth)
  • ACT (Australian Capital Territory)
  • NT (Northern Territory)
  • NSW (New South Wales)
  • Qld (Queensland)
  • SA (South Australia)
  • Tas (Tasmania)
  • Vic (Victoria)
  • WA (Western Australia)
Format

Short Title Year (Jurisdiction).

Examples

Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth)

Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

Marine Act 1981 (NT)

Case Law

Note

Do not italicise titles in your reference list.

Format - Unreported cases

Name of the Case [Year] Court abbreviation Decision number (Short title if available).

Format - Reported cases with volume

Name of the Case (Year) Volume Reporting Series abbreviation Starting page (Short title if available).

Format - Reported cases with year as volume

Name of the Case [Year] Volume Reporting Series abbreviation Starting page (Short title if available).

Examples

Glass v Commonwealth of Australia [2003] ACTCA 8.

Mace v Murray (1955) 92 CLR 370.

Kashemije Study Pty Ltd v Hawkes [1978] 1 NSWLR 143.

The State of New South Wales v The Commonwealth [1915] 20 CLR 54 (Wheat Case).

EndNote Reference Type

Legislation - Statute

Case (Unreported) - Case (type Year into Date Decided and Court abbreviation into Court)

Case (Reported) - Case (type Year into Filed Date and have nothing in Court or Date Decided)

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.