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UC Referencing Guide

Main Differences from 6th Edition (2002)

In-text citations

  • Pages included in in-text citations appear after a colon and do not include p.
    • (Cochrane 2007:117)
  • Ampersand is no longer used in in-text citations
    • (Carr and Kemmis 1986) or Carr and Kemmis (1986)
  • 3 or more authors are entered as first author et al.
    • (Duffy et al. 2001)
  • Shortened form of corporate authors are used in-text
    • (AIHW 2009)
    • Reference is written as AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) (2009)…
  • Multiple items cited together do not need to appear in alphabetical order
    • (Carr and Kemmis 1986; MacIsaac 1995; Dick 2000)

Reference List

  • There is no longer a comma between the author surname and initials
    • Smith JF and Tindale P
  • Only include the place of publication if it is relevant to the user
  • Electronic items – hyperlink the title and add a doi if one is available unless the document will be viewed in print only.  If print only, add the URL at the end and do not hyperlink the title.
    • Kelleher T (2009) ‘Conversational voice’, Journal of Communication, 59(1):172–188, doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.2008.01410.x
  • Year is placed in round brackets
  • Some specialised items such as music, films, TV and radio have a different structure and order of elements in the new style