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Gettting started

What is a referencing style? A set of rules and methods to follow when acknowledging the thoughts, ideas, and works of others.

  • The University of Notre Dame Australia authorises the use of three referencing styles: APA Style, Chicago Notes & Bibliography, and AGLC (Australian Guide to Legal Citation).

How do I apply the style to my work? A comprehensive guide containing examples has been developed for each style. Select from the options below to navigate to the relevant guide.

Which style should I use? Check your course outline.

  • APA Style is commonly used across business, education, health, and other subjects.
  • AGLC is specifically designed to acknowledge legal sources.
  • Chicago Notes & Bibliography (or Chicago Footnotes) is commonly used across the Schools of Philosophy & Theology and Arts & Sciences.

Where can I get further help? Visit your campus library or submit a question to AskUs.


The University Library provides students with free access to EndNote and RefWorks software.

Both have the same purpose: to make the management and formatting of references more streamlined. It is worth looking at both tools to determine which one could be right for you, depending on how you like to work.

The Library recommends that undergraduate and coursework students use RefWorks, and higher degree by research students and academic staff use EndNote.

  • RefWorks is a fully cloud-based tool, meaning that there is no requirement to install or upgrade the software and users have access to the full features of the software online.
  • EndNote requires installation on one of your devices in order for you to access the full features of the software. APA 7th is available as a default style in EndNote X9.3.3 onwards. For other versions of EndNote, please see our EndNote Guide - Installation to see how to download APA 7th.

Read more about the difference between EndNote and RefWorks.

Getting started

Legacy RefWorks Users

If you are a Legacy RefWorks user and are looking for support materials, please search our FAQs via the link below.