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Main elements - commentary (looseleaf services)

Example of AGLC rule for bibliographic citation of legal commentary
 

Commentaries (looseleaf services)

7.8 General rules: 
Author or Publisher, Title, Vol number (at most recent service date for pinpoint or if not available date accessed) [pinpoint]
Author: Use the author if clearly identified otherwise use the Publisher as the first element.
Date:  References to online commentaries/looseleaf services should give the the date at which the entry was retrieved (online at Full Date).

The pinpoint must be sufficient to locate your citation. Add either the legislation title or chapter title if the pinpoint is inadequate after the date.

 

Terminology note:

'Legal Commentaries' are also called "Looseleaf Services":  'Commentaries' is the term used on databases, 'Looseleaf Services' is the historical term for the printed versions and this term continues to be used in AGLC.

First footnote 
8. Ian Freckelton and Hugh Selby (eds), Thomson Reuters, Expert Evidence (online at September 2014) [7.10.140].

Subsequent footnotes
10. Ibid [7.10.250].
12. Freckelton and Selby (n 8) [7.10.360].

Bibliography
Freckelton, Ian and Hugh Selby (eds), Thomson Reuters, Expert Evidence (online at September 2014)

First footnote 
2. R Chisholm, LexisNexis, Australian Family Law (online at 16 November 2018) [s 61C.5].

Subsequent footnotes
3. Ibid [s 65F].
20. Chisholm (n 2) [s 61C.8].

Bibliography

LexisNexis, Australian Family Law (online at 16 November 2018)

First footnote 
4. Peter Faris, Mirko Bagaric and CCH editors, CCH, Australian Uniform Evidence Law Commentary (online at 22 October 2018) [¶4-570].

Subsequent footnotes
5. Ibid [¶1-130].
9. Faris et al (n 4) [¶1-150].

Bibliography
Faris, Peter, Mirko Bagaric and CCH editors, CCH, Australian Uniform Evidence Law Commentary (online at 22 October 2018)

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Main elements - encyclopaedia

AGLC elements of citing encyclopaedias

Encyclopaedias

General rule, first footnote: Publisher, Title of EncyclopediaVol Number, (online at Date of Retrieval) Title Number, Name of Title, 'Chapter Number Name of Chapter' [paragraph number].
Omit volume number for online citations.

General rule, subsequent footnotes:
Ibid, [pinpont] (for footnote immediately following previous footnote).

Publisher (n Footnote Number) [pinpoint].

First footnote
7. LexisNexis, Halsbury's Laws of Australia (online at 16 November 2018) 35 Aviation, 'V Carriage by Air' [35-2025].

Subsequent footnotes

8. Ibid [35-2029].
9. LexisNexis Halsbury's Laws of Australia (n 7) [35-2025].

Bibliography

LexisNexis, Halsbury's Laws of Australia (online at 16 November 2018 ) 35 Aviation, 'V Carriage by Air' [35-2025].

First footnote

9. Westlaw AU, The Laws of Australia (online at 16 November 2018) 34 Transport, '2 Aviation' [34.2.1080].

Subsequent footnotes

10. Ibid [34.2.1090].
15. Westlaw AU, The Laws of Australia (n 9) [34.2.3600].

Bibliography

Westlaw AU, The Laws of Australia (at 16 November 2018) 34 Transport, '2 Aviation' [34.2.1080].

First footnote 

7. LexisNexis, Halsbury's Laws of England, vol X, (at 17 June 2010) 35 Aviation, V 'Carriage by Air' [35-2025].

Subsequent footnotes

8. Ibid [35-2029].
10. LexisNexis Halsbury's Laws of England (n 7)  [35-2025].

Bibliography

LexisNexis, Halsbury's Laws of England, vol X, (at 17 June 2010) 35 Aviation, V 'Carriage by Air' [35-2025]

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