Referencing and Citation
When writing assignments, reports, research papers or theses, you must acknowledge quotations, information and ideas taken from other authors through a bibliography or list of references.
I:Cite will provide quick access to examples for referencing, citation and acknowledgement. Launch the tool below:
The Library has developed guides for the citation styles most commonly used within the University. Use of these guides is supported in the University Referencing Styles Guidelines.
- APA 7 (PDF)
- Harvard WesternSydU (PDF)
- MLA 8 (PDF)
- Vancouver (PDF - revised 24/06/2019)
- Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4 (Courtesy of Melbourne University Law Review Association)
- Chicago 17 (PDF)
It is important to first consult your unit outline, learning guide, lecturer or tutor for the preferred citation style for each unit you undertake.
These citation style guides are designed to cover the most commonly asked citation and referencing questions. Further support is available.
RefQuest: An interactive, monster-fighting game to assist with learning about different referencing styles and when to use them.
To assist in managing citations and applying citation styles, the Library provides free access to current staff and students to:
RefWorks: an web-based bibliographic management program that allows you to create your own personal database of references.
EndNote: a bibliographic software program, recommended for current postgraduate students and staff, allows you to organise references and build bibliographies for theses, research papers etc. If you are an advanced user, you are able to customise the software to suit your requirements for managing research as well as referencing.