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The Referencing Library Guide provides information on referencing at ECU. It contains access to video tutorials, printable guides, sample references, and the Academic Writer Central Database (formerly APA Style Central Database). The database contains videos, quizzes, and a searchable bank of sample references.

Referencing is a requirement in all your academic work. It is a formal way to let your readers know exactly where you found your information and acknowledges other authors’ words and ideas that you have used in your own work.

Failure to reference can be considered plagiarism, which is a serious offence and is considered academic misconduct.

Most units taught at ECU will require the use of the American Psychological Association (APA) style of referencing.

Law students

Most LAW coded units require adherence to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) referencing style.

The AGLC covers legal materials including cases, legislation, journal articles, books, parliamentary debates (Hansard), legal encyclopaedias, loose leaf services, working papers, treaties, United Nations materials, and more. The citation of hard copy and online sources is addressed.

For information about how to set up the AGLC4 legal output style in EndNote, visit the Referencing Output Styles page in the EndNote Library Guide.

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