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AGLC Referencing Style

A guide to applying AGLC

Dictionaries

Rule AGLC 7.6 (AGLC4)

 

Print dictionaries are cited as follows:

Dictionary title - Italicise the ttile.

Edition number & publication year - put the publication information in round brackets. Edition number is followed by 'ed,'.

Entry title - Entry titles are not itialicised, but are within single quotation marks.

Definition number - if there are multiple definitions indicate which entry is being used. Include in round brackets and precede with 'def'.

Examples:

Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary (12th ed, 2013) 'merger'.

LexisNexis Concise Legal Dictionary (5th ed, 2015) 'estate'.

Macquarie Dictionary (5th ed, 2099) 'demise' (def 4).

 

Online dictionaries are cited as follows:

Dictionary title  (online at date of retrieval) - Italicise the ttile.

Entry title - Entry titles are not itialicised, but are within single quotation marks.

Definition number number - if there are multiple definitions indicate which entry is being used.  Include in round brackets and precede with 'def'.

Examples:

Macquarie Dictionary (online at 26 August 2019) 'jury' (def 2).

Australian Law Dictionary (online at 1 July 2019) 'gene patents'.

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