Referencing and citing Law resources
- Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC3)
- Examples [PDF 75KB]
- How to insert footnotes [PDF 323KB]
- Constructing a bibliography [PDF 159KB]
Australian Guide to Legal Citation (3rd ed, 2010)
- The Law Faculty at the University of Wollongong follows the footnoting method of citation outlined in the 3rd edition of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC3), published by the University of Melbourne Law Review Association.
If you need to cite material not specifically discussed in the AGLC3, find an example of something similar and use that as a model.
Access the electronic version of the AGLC [pdf]
- Note: The electronic version is only available to read online (i.e. cannot be printed) and the Appendix pages 285 - 319 at the back (Law Report Abbreviations) have not been included by the publishers.
- Access the print version in the Library at KL/155.K1/AUS/1 This is also held at the relevant satellite campuses and includes the Appendix (Law Report Abbreviations).
- The majority of legal citation methods use abbreviations for a variety of purposes. The AGLC3 uses abbreviations for the titles of law reports and are outlined in the Appendix - pp 285 - 319).
- Journal titles are not abbreviated. The full journal title should appear in italics.
- Other rules about abbreviations are listed throughout the AGLC3. Please refer to the Index at the back.
- The following resources may be of use if you cannot find a particular abbreviation in the AGLC3. Once logged into the database, follow the path:
- LexisNexis AU
LexisNexis AU > Cases tab > How do I? > Abbreviations/Subject List
- Legal Online
Legal Online > Help > FirstPoint Table of Abbreviations
- Lexis.com: Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations
Lexis.com > Legal > Secondary Legal > Annotations & Indexes > Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations
- Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations produced by Cardiff University. UK focus at present but plans to extend to the Commonwealth and USA. Updated quarterly.
- LexisNexis AU
- There are a number of books that may also be of further assistance in identifying an abbreviation:
- List all sources that were used in completing your assignment into sections:
- Include sources referred to in the text and footnotes but also include any other sources used
- Cite as set out in the AGLC3 rules, with the following exceptions:
- Author's name is listed alphabetically by author's surname
- No author - first word of title
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Last reviewed: 30 April, 2013