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Format for in-text citation
In-text citation example
First in-text citation:
Subsequent in-text citations:
Format for reference list
Elements, punctuation & capitalisation
Reference list example
Cross reference entry
Style notes for this reference type
- The names of groups that serve as authors (e.g. government agencies, corporations and associations) are usually spelled out in full each time they appear in the text. However, if the name is long and the abbreviation is familiar or readily understandable, you may abbreviate the name in the second and all subsequent citations.
- The reference list should provide a cross reference for the abbreviated name to the full name of the authoring group.
- Book titles are italicised.
- Minimal capitalisation is recommended. Capitalise only the first word of the title and any proper nouns. Subtitles are not capitalised and are separated from the main title by a colon.
- There is no comma or full stop between the author and year of publication. Commas are used to separate all other elements.
- Information about the edition (not including first editions) and volume appear after the year of publication in the following order:
Title of book, edition (edn), Volume number or number of volumes, Publisher, Place of publication, page number(s) if applicable.
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