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APA 6th referencing style

A guide to using the APA 6th referencing style.

About referencing legal sources

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association refers to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation for referencing legal publications. However, this does not cover Australian materials. 

For Australian resources, the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (3rd ed.) has been used. The examples for this guide are based on this format.

Cases - reported, organised by volume

Elements of the reference

Case name - italicised (Year) Volume Law Report Abbreviation Starting Page Number. Retrieved from http://xxx.xxxxx

In-text reference

(Montevento Holdings Pty Ltd v Scaffidi, 2012)

As found in Montevento Holdings Pty Ltd v Scaffidi (2012)...

Reference list

Montevento Holdings Pty Ltd v Scaffidi (2012) 246 CLR 325. Retrieved from https://www-westlaw-com-au.ezproxy.library.uq.edu.au/

EndNote reference type

Web page

Add Volume Law Report Abbreviation Starting Page Number to Edition field

When document finalised, convert to plain text and italicise title

Cases - reported, organised by year

Elements of the reference

Case name - italicised [Year] Volume Law Report Abbreviation Starting Page Number. Retrieved from http://xxx.xxxxx

In-text reference

(Nothdurft & Anor v QGC Pty Limited & Ors, 2017)

As found in Nothdurft & Anor v QGC Pty Limited & Ors (2017)....

Reference list

Nothdurft & Anor v QGC Pty Limited & Ors [2017] QLC 41. Retrieved from http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/qld/QLC/2017/41.pdf

EndNote reference type

Web page

Add Volume Law Report Abbreviation Starting Page Number to "Edition" field

When document finalised, convert to plain text and italicise title. Also change Year brackets to square [ ].