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Rule 6.5:   Author Name, Article/Image Title, Newspaper Title  (Place of Publication), Date, Page Number
If you obtain the article from the internet edition of the newspaper, include the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in lieu of the page number.

Ashley Midalia, ‘Jury Fails Again to Reach Verdict’, The Australian Financial Review (Sydney), 19 December 2007, 3.

Electronic Newspapers

Rule 6.5.3: Author's first name Surname, Article/Item Title. Newspaper Title (online), Full date, URL.
Only cite as a web page if the information has not been published in print format.
This rule applies to all newspaper content: articles, cartoons, tables, letters etc.

Use the date of last update if available, otherwise use the date of creation. If the author's name and the website name are the same, do not include the website name.

Patrick Chappette, ‘Free at Last?’ I? The New York Times (online),  23 June 2016  <>

Treaties and International Materials

Rule 7:  Format: Number Treaty Title, Parties, opened for signature / signed Day Month Year, Treaty Series (entered into force Day Month Year) Pinpoint.

Treaties can be given a short title (in brackets) after the initial citation and be referred to by the short title e.g. the Rome Statute.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, opened for signature 16 December 1966, 993 UNTS 3 (entered into force 3 January 1976)

International Agreement on the Scheldt, Belgium-France-Netherlands, signed 3 December 2002, 2351 UNTS 13 (entered into force 1 December 2005) art 3(1)(a)

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, opened for signature 17 July 1998, 2187 UNTS 3 (entered into force 1 July 2002) (Rome Statute)

Secondary Citation

Rule 1.3: Always attempt to read the original source when using a quote or argument cited in another author’s work. Sometimes, this is not possible, particularly at undergraduate level.

In this case, use either quoting, quoted in, citing or cited in as outlined in the rules in AGLC3 rule 1.3. Only cite the source that you have accessed in the bibliography, not the secondary citation.

27 Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co [1893] 1 QB 256 quoted in Jeannie Paterson, Andrew Robertson and Peter Heffey, Contract: Cases and Materials (Lawbook, 10th ed, 2005) 46.

Paterson, Jeannie, Andrew Robertson and Peter Heffey, Contract: Cases and Materials (Lawbook, 10th ed, 2005)

Biblical Citation

No Rule:  AGLC does not have a rule for the Bible.  In the introductory notes on page xiii, the editors suggest that source types which are not included in AGLC should have citations constructed using the closest fitting rule. The resulting citations should be  clear, accurate and consistent with the AGLC style.  Law students undertaking their Logos or Core Curriculum courses should follow the information in the Chicago Referencing Guide: Religious & Classical works for citing Biblical books.  A short summary is given below.


General rule: Book, Chapter:Verse (Version)
  • Use the full title of the Biblical book using roman letters (not italics) when used in the narrative text.
  • Use numerals only in both narrative text and footnotes when citing chapters and verses. These are separated by a colon with no spaces.
  • The Bible version may be indicated parenthetically if relevant (usually used when comparing several versions of the Bible). This is not ordinarily needed for Core Curriculum or Logos coursework.


… when Leviticus 19:12 is considered in this light…

... the meaning in 2 Kings 12:19 (New Revised Standard Version) is interpreted as ....

Footnotes: Follow the Chicago Footnote method (see chapters 10.46, 14.253), and use an abbreviated form for the Biblical book (see the relevant abbreviations table or The SBL Handbook of Style: For Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Christian Studies.) Use roman letters (not italics). Again, the Bible version may be included parenthetically if relevant. 


3. 2 Kgs 12:19  (New Revised Standard Version).
4. Prov 1:2-7.

Bibliography example

Not applicable

References to the Jewish or Christian scriptures usually appear in text citations or notes rather than in bibliographies.

Logos/Core Curriculum: Bibliography Examples for Law Students