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Quick Guide to Referencing: What's in this guide

A quick referencing guide for Foundation Studies students or anyone interested in common referencing style basics

What's in this guide?

This Guide introduces referencing basics for Open Foundation and Newstep course citation styles.

Please click the following referencing styles for information, examples, short videos and pdfs:

  • AGLC4 is the required citation style by the Newcastle Law School

  • APA6 is based upon the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)

  • Chicago 17A uses footnotes and an alphabetical bibliography.

  • Harvard is an author-date style system

  • Vancouver is based upon Citing Medicine, 2nd edition by National Library of Medicine (NLM)

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Online tutorials

Choose your referencing style to view a 3 minute video: