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HCS221 & HCS532 Research Skills Guide: use

Referencing for HCS221 & HCS532

As mentioned in your subject outline you are required to use a combination of APA and AGLC4 referencing system. Please see the box below for links through to the Academic Skills referencing resources for APA.

In this subject you are also expected to use AGLC4 for referencing your primary resources such as treaties, statutes and case law. You can download a copy of AGLC4 from here.

If you require further assistance please see the AGLC4 guides below that have been created by other universities, or contact the library.

Legal referencing: Getting started with AGLC4

Referencing at Charles Sturt University

The Referencing at Charles Sturt University webpage has lots of helpful information about referencing including links to the following resources:

  • Academic Referencing Tool
  • APA 7th Referencing Summary PDF
  • APA 7th Example Reference List
  • and more!

The main referencing style at Charles Sturt University is APA 7th though this is not the only style used at the University and you should check with your lecturer if you are unsure.

Why do we reference?

Referencing is the acknowledgement of information sources in your work. Referencing:

  • helps you avoid plagiarism
  • allows the reader to source the information and read further
  • gives your work credibility and reliability
  • strengthens your academic argument
  • assists in establishing that your proposition is backed up by legal authority

what is referencing?

AGLC4: Footnotes

Elements of a case citation

Case citations (references) hold all of the key information to allow you to locate a Case.  Let's have a look at an example of an AGLC4 Case citation to see what the elements are.

Mabo v Queensland [No 2] (1992) 175 CLR 1

Parties / Case Name Mabo v Queensland [No 2]
Year (1992)
Volume number 175
Law report abbreviation CLR
Pinpoint (commencing page number) 1

Give it a go - The elements of a case citation


 Using the case citation below, drag the terms into the correct box

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZMDS (2010) 266 ALR 367

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.

Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.