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Main elements

Example of AGLC bibliography citation for books

General rules for books

Rule 6: Books

  • Authors' names in footnotes should appear exactly as they do in the source, Rule 6.1 & 4.1.
  • Titles should be italicized and otherwise follow Rule 6.2 & 4.2.
  • In a bibliography the first authors name should be inverted with the family name first, Rule 1.13.
  • Full stops should only be used at the end of a footnote, Rule 1.6.1.
  • No full stops used after initials or in abbreviations, Rule 1.6.1 and
  • Citations are medium neutral. There is no difference between a citation for a book or an eBook.
Citing eBooks
In AGLC eBooks and print books follow the same rules. There is no need to provide information about how you read or accessed the book.

Rule 1.4.4: Short Titles

The short title of a book should be introduced in both the text and corresponding footnotes when they are first cited.

In-text:
The short title of the work should be introduced in the text when they are first cited, and then can be used in the corresponding footnote.
(Previously it was acceptable that the first citation of the work could be in the title either in the text or the footnote; now it is both).

See the AGLC Basics page, Main elements section for further information regarding footnote formatting.

In-text
These decisions were Pape v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (‘Pape’)81 and Williams v Commonwealth [No 2] (‘Williams [No 2]’).82

First footnote
81. (2009) 238 CLR 1 (‘Pape’).
82. (2014) 252 CLR 416 (‘Williams [No 2'].

Subsequent footnotes
82. Pape (n 12) 125–6 [365] (Hayne and Kiefel JJ).
83. Williams [No 2] (n 82) 476 [110] (Crennan J).

Bibliography
Pape v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (2009) 238 CLR 1
Williams v Commonwealth [No 2] (2014) 252 CLR 416

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Books & eBooks

Rule 4.1: One author

First footnote 

 12. Douglas Hodgson, The Law of Intervening Causation (Ashgate, 2008) 52.

Subsequent footnotes

13. Ibid 60.
20. Hodgson (n 12) 147.

Bibliography
Hodgson, Douglas, The Law of Intervening Causation (Ashgate, 2008).

Rule 4.1.2: Multiple authors 
If there are two or three authors, the names of all authors should be included and the word 'and' should separate the names of the last two authors.


First footnote 

10. Marco Sassoli, Antoine A Bouvier and Anne Quintin, How Does Law Protect in War? (International Committee of the Red Cross, 2011) 10.

Subsequent footnotes

11. Ibid 24.
19. Sassoli, Bouvier and Quintin (n 10) 15.

Bibliography

Sassoli, Marco, Antoine A Bouvier and Anne Quintin, How Does Law Protect in War? (International Committee of the Red Cross, 2011)

Rule 4.1.2: Multiple authors
If there are more than 3 authors then the name of the first author should be included followed by "et al." (and others).


First footnote 

15. Donald R Rothwell et al, International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2010) 35.

Subsequent footnotes 

16. Ibid 24.
19. Rothwell et al (n 15) 48.

Bibliography

Rothwell, Donald R et al, International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Rule 1:4.1 No author

The title or short title should be included in place of the author's surname.

 Bibliography entry: Where there is no author list in alphabetic order with the first word of the title excluding "the".

Rule 4.1.4: Publications authored by a body
 
If a publication is authored by a body (eg government department or non-governmental organisation), the name of that body should appear as the author.
Where government department is the author and the jurisdiction is not apparent from the department's name, the abbreviated jurisdiction may be included in parentheses after the departments' name.
If author is a subdivision of a body or prominently identified individual writing on behalf of the body the name of the subdivision or individual and the body should be included in the form: Individual/Subdivision, Body.
'Pty', 'Ltd', 'Co', 'Inc' should be omitted from the name of the company as should 'the' at the start of the name.


First footnote 

9. Family Court of Australia, 'Response of the Family Court of Australia to the Attorney-General's Department Paper on Primary Dispute Resolution Service in Family Law' (1997).

Subsequent footnotes

10. Ibid (n 9) 68.

Bibliography

Family Court of Australia, 'Response of the family Court of Australia to the Attorney-General's Department Paper on Primary Dispute Resolution Service in Family Law' (1997)

Rule 6.6.1: Chapters in edited books
Chapters in edited books should be cited as follows: Author, 'Chapter Title' in Editor (ed), Title (Publication Details) Starting Page, Pinpoint


First footnote 
28. Jeremy Waldren, 'Do Judges Reason Morally?' in Grant Huscroft (ed), Expounding the Constitution: Essays in Constitutional Theory (Cambridge University  Press, 2008) 38.

Subsequent footnotes

29. Ibid 60.

30. Waldren (n28) 105.

Bibliography

Waldren, Jeremy, Do Judges Reason Morally? in Grant Huscroft (ed), Expounding the Constitution: Essays in Constitutional Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2008) 38

Rule 6.7: Translated books
The title used is the translated version of the title.
The abbreviation 'tr' should be used regardless of how many translators there are ('tr' stands for 'translated by')
where it would aid the retrieval of a translated book, the original title and its year of publication may be included, after any pinpoints, as follows:
[trans of: Original Title (Year of Publication)
 


First footnote 
36. Sigmund Freud, Civilization and its Discontents, tr Joan Riviere (Hogarth Press, 1930).

Subsequent footnotes
37. Freud (n 15) 48.

Bibliography
Freud, Sigmund, Civilization and its Discontents, tr Joan Riviere (Hogarth Press, 1930)

Rule 4.3: Short title and subsequent references
 
A short title for secondary sources may be provided and used in subsequent references (in accordance with rule 1.4.1).
Short title should be italicised in accordance with rule 1.4.4.
'Ibid' should be used for all materials in accordance with rule 1.4.3.


First footnote 

27.  Investment and Enterprise, Division, UNCTAD, Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Review of Developments in 2016 ('ISDS 2016 Review') [Not:...outlined in ISDS 2016 Review].

Subsequent footnotes
28. ISDS 2016 Review (n 27) 4.

Bibliography
Investment and Enterprise, Division, UNCTAD, Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Review of Developments in 2016 ('ISDS 2016 Review')

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