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Step 1. Before you use this library guide check: Does your School have its own referencing guide? Check your unit outline, or ask your lecturer or tutor.

Step 2. If you are using this guide or another guide and you are still unsure about a particular citation, it is always best to check with your lecturer or tutor - they will be marking your work after all.

Step 3. Refer to the Style Manual. UTAS Library holds print Style Manuals (complete guides) for the following referencing styles: Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago, Vancouver & Turabian. You can find these manuals on the shelves in UTAS Library branches. To locate these books please refer to the other pages in this guide.

Step 4. If you have followed steps 1 - 3 and you still need referencing help, please contact Learning and Research Librarians.

Referencing systems

Most referencing styles fit into one of four systems. Follow the links to the latest versions of the guides. 

Author-date (Harvard) system

Author-page system Footnote system Vancouver system

APA 7th

MLA 9th  AGLC4 


Simplified Author-date Chicago  NLM 
UTAS Harvard Turabian

Australian Government  Oxford
These manuals provide examples for Author-date and Footnote. 

Where can i find more information about academic writing and study skills?

Study support & resources covers:

  • Academic Reading,
  • Critical Thinking,
  • Essay Writing,
  • Grammar,
  • Making Better Notes,
  • Oral Presentations,
  • Revising for Exams,
  • Time Management,
  • and more. 

The study and writing section of this guide has a list of books and other resources available for you to borrow.

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