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Law Research

What referencing style do I use?

You will need to refer to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (4th ed, 2018) published by Melbourne University Law Review Association. You must follow it exactly when referencing every source of information you consult including books, articles, case law, legislation and internet sites.

To help you understand legal citation:


The AGLC style requires words to be spelled as they appear in the Macquarie Australian Dictionary (online).


For support using the 3rd edition of AGLC please refer to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (3rd ed, 2010).


What makes up a case citation?

Legal abbreviations and citations

If you cannot identify an abbreviation in a case explore the links below. The links will take you through to the abbreviation lists available online 

Review this case citation

UniSA EndNote Guide

For help with managing references using EndNote visit the Library's EndNote guide - it includes information on Legal Referencing AGLC4