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UC Referencing Guide

Reference List Format

References are listed in numerical order.  The number sits to the left of the text.

[1]       T. Pitman, "The evolution of the student as a customer in Australian higher education: a policy perspective," Aust. Educ. Res., vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 345-359, May 2016, doi: 10.1007/s13384-016-0204-9.

[2]       L. Baiazitova, J. Skopalik, V. Cmiel, J. Chmelik, O. Svoboda and I Provaznik, "Modern semi-automatic set-up for testing cell migration with impact for therapy of yocardial infarction," in IFMBE Proc., May 2019, vol. 68, 3 ed., pp. 155-159, doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-9023-3_28.

[3]       J. Chapman, C. Landis and S. Smith, "The development of a library Research Methods course for online graduate students in education," in Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and University Students Online, A. Daugherty and M. F. Russo, Eds. Chicago, IL, USA: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2007, ch. 3, pp. 13-22.

General Guidelines

There are no guidelines in the IEEE Reference Guide for referencing legislation and case law.  The Library will use The Blue Book which is commonly used in UC referencing styles.



Name of Act Year of Act (Jurisdiction) s section number (Country abbreviation, if not evident) URL


Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (Austl.)

Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) s 15 (Austl.).

Case Law

Format - Reported Cases

Name v Name (Year) Volume Reporter abbreviation First page.

Format - Unreported Cases

If case adopted by the court:

Name v Name [Year] Court abbreviation Decision number (Day Month Year of judgement) (Country abbreviation if not evident).


Name v Name (Unreported, Name of Court, Name of Judge, Day Month Year of case) (Country abbreviation if not evident).


Browne v Dunne (Unreported, Supreme Court of Queensland, Bland J, 22 July 1999) (Austl.).

Mace v Murray (1955) 92 CLR 370 (Austl.)

Glass v Commonwealth of Australia [2003] ACTCA 8 (31 March 2003) (Austl.).