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AGLC - Referencing Guide


Rule 6 Books

  The authors' names are given as they appear on the title page of the publication you have used

  In a bibliography entry where there is more than one author, only the first author's name is inverted 

  Titles and subtitles of books are given maximal capitalisation

  All words other than prepositions, conjunctions, and definite and indefinite articles (a, an, the) are capitalised

  Book titles are italicised 

  Publisher's name is included in parentheses

  Edition number is included after the publisher's name

  Pinpoint references adhere to rules 1.1.6 - 1.1.7 and appear after publication details without a comma

  Where a government department is the author and the jurisdiction is not apparent from the department's name, the abbreviated jurisdiction may be included in parentheses after the department's name


Standard format for footnote

Authored work:

   AA Author and BB Author  Title: Subtitle  ( Publisher, Edition, Year  Pinpoint  <URL>.


Edited work: 

   AA Editor and BB Editor (eds)  Title: Subtitle  ( Publisher, Edition, Year  Pinpoint  <URL>.


Standard format for bibliography

Authored work:

   Author, AA and BB Author  Title: Subtitle  ( Publisher, Edition, Year


Edited work: 

   Editor, AA and BB Editor (eds)  Title: Subtitle  ( Publisher, Edition, Year )

Footnote Examples

Single author or editor

1 Ralph H Folsom, Principles of European Union Law (Thomson West, 2005) 123.

2 Grant Huscroft (ed), Expounding the Constitution: Essays in Constitutional Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2008) 38.

More than one author or editor

3 Alistair Pound and Kylie Evans, An Annotated Guide to the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (Lawbook, 2008).

4 Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron and Nicole Asquith (eds), Policing Vulnerability (Federation Press, 2012).

Later edition

5 RP Austin and IM Ramsay, Ford's Principles of Corporations Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 15th ed, 2013).

6 Ernest J Weinrib, The Idea of Private Law (Oxford University Press, rev ed, 2012) 55.

Multivolume work

7 Joel Feinberg, The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, 1984—88) vol 4, 45.


8 Sigmund Freud, Civilization and its Discontents, tr Joan Riviere (Hogarth Press, 1930).


9 St John Ambulance Australia, Australian First Aid, ed Shirley Dyson (4th ed, 2006).

Forthcoming publications

10 Quentin Bryce, Dear Quentin: Letters of a Governor-General (Miegunyah Press, forthcoming).

Government publications

11 Department for Women (NSW), Heroines of Fortitude: The Experiences of Women in Court as Victims of Sexual Assault (1996).

See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as articles, books, and web pages.