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Referencing style - AGLC4: Books, eBooks & Looseleaf Service

This Guide provides basic information on formatting references according to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4. It also provides information on using AGLC4 with EndNote.

Books, eBooks & Looseleaf Services

The table below includes examples of how to cite Books, ebooks and Looseleafs and the various elements to include and the formatting you need to use, to construct the citations correctly.

Books, eBooks & Looseleaf Services

Material Type

(AGLC Rule)

Footnote Example

 Bibliography Example

Book: Single author

(Rules 4.1.1 and 6.1)

Natalie Van der Waarden, Understanding Employment Law: Concepts and Cases (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2013) 199.

Van der Waarden, Natalie, Understanding Employment Law: Concepts and Cases (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2013)

Book: Two or three authors

(Rules 4.1.2 and 6.1)

Kelley Burton, Thomas Crofts and Stella Tarrant, Principles of Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia (Lawbook, 2011) 80-1.

Burton, Kelley, Thomas Crofts and Stella Tarrant, Principles of Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia (Lawbook, 2011)

Book: More than 3 authors

(Rules 4.1.2 and 6.1)

1 Michael Tilbury et al, Remedies: Commentary and Materials (Thomson Reuters, 5th ed, 2011) 701-11.

Tilbury, Michael et al, Remedies: Commentary and Materials (Thomson Reuters, 5th ed, 2011)

Book: Organisation as author

(Rules 4.1.4 and 6.1)    

1 Oxford University, Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (Hart Publishing, 4th ed, 2012). 

Note: "Oxford University" is the author, as an organisation.

Oxford University, Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (Hart Publishing, 4th ed, 2012)

Book: No author 

 

(Rules 4.1.4 and 6.1)    

1 Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2003) 943.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Book: Editor/s

(Rules 4.1.3 and 6.6)

Paul Martin et al (eds), Environmental Governance and Sustainability (Edward Elgar, 2012).

Martin, Paul et al (eds), Environmental Governance and Sustainability (Edward Elgar, 2012)

Book: Chapters in edited books

(Rule 6.6.1)

Jeff Berryman and Robyn Carroll, 'Cy-près as a Class Action Remedy - Justly Maligned or Just Misunderstood?' in Kit Barker and Darryn Jensen (eds), Private Law: Key Encounters with Public Law (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 320.

Berryman, Jeff and Robyn Carroll, 'Cy-près as a Class Action Remedy - Justly Maligned or Just Misunderstood?' in Kit Barker and Darryn Jensen (eds), Private Law: Key Encounters with Public Law (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Book: Multi-volume

(Rule 6.5)

E J Cohn and W Zdzieblo, Manual of German Law (Oceana Publications, 2nd revised ed, 1968) vol 1, 91. 

Cohn, E J and W Zdzieblo, Manual of German Law (Oceana Publications, 2nd revised ed, 1968) vol 1

Book: Translations

(Rule 6.7)

The Qur'an, tr Tarif Khalisi (Harvard University Press, 1972).

The Qur'an, tr Tarif Khalisi (Harvard University Press, 1972)

Book: eBook

Robert Baldwin, Martin Cave and Martin Lodge, Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed, 2012).

Note: Cite an eBook as you would a print book. 

Baldwin, Robert, Martin Cave and Martin Lodge, Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed, 2012)

Book: Looseleaf Service (frequently updated) in print

(Rule 7.8)

Australian Securities and Investment Commission, Thomson Reuters, ASIC Digest, vol 1 (at Update 385) [IR 08.3].

Australian Securities and Investment Commission, Thomson Reuters, ASIC Digest, vol 1 (at Update 385)

Book: Looseleaf Service (frequently updated) online

(Rule 7.8)   

JD Heydon, Lexis+, Cross on Evidence (online at 20 August 2021) [3005]. 

Note: If accessed online, omit the volume number.  Include the service number if available.  Otherwise, include the date accessed.

Heydon, JD, Lexis+, Cross on Evidence (online at 20 August 2021 [3005]

 

Common mistakes:

When you cite Books, certain elements must be included in the citation, but it is very easy to overlook certain elements and make common mistakes. Here are some common mistakes that are made when citing Books. 

  • Formatting the titles incorrectly. 
  • Formatting the authors names incorrectly: First name Surname structure should be adopted in the Footnotes; Surname First name structure should be adopted in the Bibliography. NB: For information on how to deal with multiple authors, please see Rule 4.1.2. 
  • Not italicising the Book Title - the Book Title must be italicised. See Rule 1.8.2 for more information. So always remember to italicise Book Titles when you cite books.

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