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Vancouver (AMA 11th) referencing

This guide is intended to assist Bond students in preparing references for their assignments. It is based on the AMA Manual of Style, 11th Edition, Chapter 3.0 - References, with minor additions to reflect student assignment requirements.

Legal materials

The AMA Manual of Style refers readers to other established legal referencing styles. To reference Australian legal materials see, Bond's Library Guide for the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC): https://bond.libguides.com/aglc.

EndNote is not well-suited to the complexities of various legal styles and you will mainly need to construct your citations manually. Use the 'Case' or 'Statute' reference types.

Legislation – Australian

General format

  1. Title Year (Jurisdiction abbreviation) Pinpoint.

Use one of the following abbreviations for the jurisdiction:

Cth

Commonwealth

Qld

Queensland

NT

Northern Territory

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

SA

South Australia

WA

Western Australia

NSW

New South Wales

Tas

Tasmania

Vic

Victoria

Example, with pinpoint

  1. Mental Health Act 2000 (Qld) s 19.

Reported case where the report series is organised by volume – Australian

General format

  1. Case Name (Year) Volume Law Report Starting Point Pinpoint.

Some law reports do not have volume numbers, or the volume restarts at 1 every year; in this case use square brackets instead of rounded brackets.

Example, with pinpoint

  1. Macpherson v Kevin J Prunty & Associates [1983] 1 VR 573, 574.

Unreported case with medium neutral citation

General format

  1. Case name [Year] Unique court identifier Judgment number, [Pinpoint].

Example, with pinpoint

  1. Blundell v Queensland Building and Construction Commission [2018] QSC 58, [20].