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Question of the Week

Which of the following is the correct method to cite a legal encyclopaedia viewed online?

A:    LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, (at 06 May 2013) 235 Insurance, ‘1 General Principles’ [235-240].

B:    LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, 235 Insurance, ‘2 General Principles’ [235-240].

C:    LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, (at 06 May 2013) 235 Insurance, ‘1 General Principles’ [235-240].

D:    LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, 235 Insurance, ‘1 General Principles’, 235 – 240.

E:    LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, (at 06 May 2013) 235 Insurance, ‘1 General Principles’, 235 – 240. 

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Answer of the Week

On online encyclopaedia should be cited as:

Publisher, + Title of Encyclopaedia, + (at full date) + title number + title name, + ‘chapter number + chapter name’ + [paragraph]. 

A:    LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, (at 06 May 2013) 235 Insurance, ‘1 General Principles’ [235-240].