The fourth edition of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation was published in late 2018. The information in this guide is based on the previous, 3rd edition, an updated version reflecting AGLC4 is under construction. Check which version of the guide you need to use with your course coordinator, and always consult the full guide when writing your references. An alternative guide to AGLC4 is available from UWA: guides.library.uwa.edu.au/AGLC4
The Australian Guide to Legal Citation is a referencing style for legal citations that consists of:
Important! What to do if your source doesn’t match any the available templates:
See page xiii of the guide: “when there is no rule for a particular source in the AGLC, users should attempt to adapt the closest fitting rule”. In other words, find the reference type that most closely matches your source and adapt it according to the general AGLC rules.
This guide is NOT exhaustive. It simply lists examples for a few common reference types, focusing on Australian materials. Need more? Consult the full AGLC (3rd edition) manual online.
Referencing or citing your sources is an important part of academic writing. It lets you:
The University of Tasmania Faculty of Law requires students to use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation for formatting references.
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