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Encyclopaedia

Referencing Legal Encyclopaedia

Note:

Tertiary materials, such as legal encyclopaedia, should not be quoted in legal writing at university level.

Therefore, legal encyclopaedia should not appear in footnotes.

Legal encyclopaedia can be included in a Bibliography as a source used to inform on a topic.

 

Rule 7.7 Legal Encyclopaedia

  Include date of last update of a chapter

  Include retrieval date for online services

  Do not include volume number if sourced online

 

Format

Standard format for footnote

Encyclopaedia - online:

   Publisher ,  Title of Encyclopaedia  (online at  Date of Retrieval )  Title Number   Name of Title , ' Chapter Number   Name of Chapter ' [Paragraph] < URL >.

 

Encyclopaedia - print:

   Publisher ,  Title of Encyclopaedia , vol  Volume Number  (at  Full Date )  Title Number   Name of Title , ' Chapter Number   Name of Chapter ' [Paragraph].

 

Standard format for bibliography

Encyclopaedia - online:

   Publisher  Title of Encyclopaedia  (online at  Date of Retrieval )

 

Encyclopaedia - print:

   Publisher  Title of Encyclopaedia , vol  Volume Number  (at  Full Date )

 

Footnote Examples

Legal Encyclopaedia - online

1 Westlaw Australia, The Laws of Australia (online at 15 February 2018) 2 Administrative Law, '2.3 Access to Information' [2.3.10].

2 Westlaw Australia, The Laws of Australia (online at 16 November 2018) 34 Transport, '2 Aviation' [34.2.1080].

3 LexisNexis, Halsbury's Laws of Australia (online at 16 November 2018) 35 Aviation, 'V Carriage by Air' [35-2025].

4 LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia (online at 20 February 2019) 250 Legal Practitioners, ‘1 Admission and Practice Requirements for Legal Practitioners’ [55].

5 LexisNexis, Halsbury's Laws of England (online at 20 February 2018) Equitable Jurisdiction, '4 Principles of Equitable Jurisdiction' [101].

 

Legal Encyclopaedia - print

6 LexisNexis, Halsbury's Laws of Australia, vol 15 (at 25 May 2009) 235 Insurance, '2 General Principles' [235-270].