Referencing is an essential part of academic communication, serving these main purposes:
- To support claims, arguments, and assertions in your work
- To show evidence of reading and research
- To give credit to the authors of any material that you have referred to in your work
- To help readers find the sources of information you have cited
- To ensure academic integrity and avoid accusations of plagiarism
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AGLC referencing style
The AGLC (Australian Guide to Legal Citation) referencing style is the standard style used in Australian law reports, legal journals, and legal literature generally. It is currently in its 4th edition and is usually known as AGLC 4th.
- Full text of the AGLC 4th (PDF): provided by the University of Melbourne in read-only format
- Quick guide to AGLC referencing
- Class Handout used in AGLC Workshops at UTS
- Video tutorials
- Pre-recorded AGLC referencing workshop (36 minutes)