In-text citations

Paraphrasing

According to the Department of Health (2014, p. 6) breastfed babies are thought to  ...

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between single quotation marks ' ' and provide the page number(s).

'Australian babies that are breastfed appear to …' (Department of Health 2014, p. 6).

Reference list

TEMPLATE

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PDF DOCUMENT

Department of Defence 2016, 2016 Defence white paper, Department of Defence, Canberra, viewed 28 June 2016, http://www.defence.gov.au/whitepaper/Docs/2016-Defence-White-Paper.pdf

PRINTED FACT SHEET

Department of Education & Training 2015, Resources for inclusion, fact sheet, The State of Victoria, Melbourne.

WEBPAGE

Department of Health 2014, Breastfeeding, May 27, Department of Health, Canberra, http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-pubhlth-strateg-brfeed-index.htm

PRINT DOCUMENT

Department of Primary Industries 2014, Windmills in the outback, report prepared by A Smith & B Jones, DPI, Sydney.

** Check with your teacher or lecturer before using a fact sheet as a reference source. These are usually not acceptable as academic sources unless as objects of research.

  • If using the abbreviated name of a government body in your text, e.g. the ADF for the Australian Defence Force, follow the same reference list guidelines as for a group author (see the in-text citation section).