Citing Different Sources

What are 'Bibliographical Details'?

They are information about a source. Such details include the names of the author, the title of the publication, the date of publication, the name of the publisher and the place of publication. Remember, numbers are still given in superscript form in the note.

Book

List information in the following order:

  1. author's surname(s) and initial(s)
  2. title of book (underlined or italicised)
  3. publisher
  4. place of publication
  5. year of publication
  6. page number(s)

1 M. Henninger, Don't Just Surf: Effective Research Strategies for the Net, UNSW Press, Sydney, 1997, p. 91.

Article / Chapter in a book collection

List information in the following order:

  1. author's surname(s) and initial(s)
  2. title of article (between single quotation marks)
  3. title of book (underlined or italicised)
  4. editor(s) name
  5. publisher
  6. place of publication
  7. year of publication
  8. page number(s)

2 M. Blaxter, 'Social class and health inequalities', in Equalities and Inequalities in Health, C. Carter & J. Peel (eds), Academic Press, London, 1976, pp. 6-7.

Journal article

List information in the following order:

  1. author's surname(s) and initial(s)
  2. title of article (between single quotation marks)
  3. title of journal or periodical (underlined or italicised)
  4. volume number
  5. issue number
  6. month of publication (if applicable)
  7. year of publication
  8. page number(s)

3 M. Doyle, 'Captain Mbaye Diagne'. Granta, vol. 48, August 1994, pp. 99-103.

Electronic sources

A website

  1. author/editor
  2. page title
  3. website title
  4. name of sponsor of site (if available)
  5. last date site updated
  6. date of viewing
  7. URL

4 N Curthoys, ‘Future directions for rhetoric – invention and ethos in public critique’, in Australian Humanities Review. March-April 2001, viewed on 11 April 2001, http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/AHR/archive/Issue-April- 2001/curthoys.html

Films, DVDs, and television and radio programs 

  1. title
  2. format
  3. publisher
  4. place of recording
  5. date

5 Strictly Ballroom, DVD, 20th Century Fox, Australia, 1992. 

6 The Nest, television program, SBS Television, Sydney, 15 January 2010.

Emails and personal communications

If the details of personal communications are to be provided in footnotes (rather than in the text itself):

provide the person's first initial and last name

indicate the type of communication 

include the full date.

7 P. Gregory, interview with the author, 5 July 2011.

8 C. Barker, email, 12 Junuary 2012.