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The Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC4) is the official citing and referencing style for legal citations in Australia. A free copy of AGLC4 is available to view and download from the publisher's website.

This guide is designed to help you:

Apply the correct AGLC4 format to different types of resources
Check your work against examples

Our interactive online tutorials can help you understand the basics of citing and referencing, and why it's important.

Elements of citing and referencing in AGLC4 style

There are two places you need to write references in your assignments.

1. Footnote citations

Use footnote citations to avoid plagiarism and show how your work is influenced by others. You write these citations by creating footnotes in your paper. The format changes depending on the source you are citing. 

2. Bibliography

At the end of your assignment you need to provide a record of all the sources you have cited in your assignment. It is placed on a new page at the end of your essay and has a specific format you will need to follow.  

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