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Australian Government

Find information on the Australian system of government: how it's organised, the roles and responsibilities of each level of government, and where to find further information about Australian political institutions.

Getting started

  This guide will help you find key information and resources for your study and research in the field of Australian Government

Key databases

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks

 These general works for a broad overview of your issue or topic.

Find introductory material by combining a topic keyword with one of the material type descriptors above, e.g. Dictionary of Australian politics

Some good books to start with

Referencing styles

  Referencing is acknowledging other's work or ideas that you have used in your assignment. The School of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) uses Chicago 17th referencing style. This style has a UQ Library guide with details on how to reference different types of documents. POLSIS' School based Essay guide provides more information on the topic referencing as well as links to these 2 styles and it is required reading.