The AGLC style was developed from a collaboration between the Melbourne University Law Review and the Melbourne Journal of International Law. The AGLC provides Australia with a uniform system of legal citation. It is designed for academics, legal practitioners, law students and the judiciary for legal writing and research.
AGLC uses the footnoting system.
It consists of two parts: a number in the text and a note at the bottom of the page (footnote). Notes are numbered sequentially, beginning with 1., throughout each article, chapter, or paper. The numbers in the text must be in superscript and should follow the punctuation.
ibid. is used to indicate that the previous reference has been used again.
The list of references appears at the end of the paper.
AGLC recommends dividing your bibliography into the following sections:
Sources should be listed in alphabetical order under each heading according to the surname of the first listed author.
Here is an example that cites a book with one author using AGLC style.
footnote: 1Colin Neville, The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism (Open University Press, 2nd ed, 2010) 25.
Neville, Colin, The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism (Open University Press, 2nd ed, 2010)
When writing assignments, reports, research papers or theses, you must acknowledge quotations, information and ideas taken from other authors through a bibliography or list of references.
I:Cite will provide quick access to examples for referencing, citation and acknowledgement. Launch the tool below:
The Library has developed guides for the citation styles most commonly used within the University. Use of these guides is endorsed within the University Referencing Styles Policy
It is important to first consult your unit outline, learning guide, lecturer or tutor for the preferred citation style for each unit you undertake.
These citation style guides are designed to cover the most commonly asked citation and referencing questions. Further support is available.
To assist in managing citations and applying citation styles, the Library provides free access to current staff and students to:
RefWorks: an web-based bibliographic management program which allows you to create your own personal database of references.
EndNote: a bibliographic software program that allows the user to organise references and build bibliographies for theses, research papers etc. Advanced users are able to customise the software to suit their requirements for managing research as well as referencing.