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Referencing Guide: AGLC

Find your referencing style and learn how to reference correctly

Online Copy of the AGLC

Charles Darwin University Law Students use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) for referencing. 

Download a free online copy of the AGLC here:

Sample AGLC Essay, AGLC Template, and AGLC Check List

A sample AGLC essay is available from the link below. It will assist your understanding of what your footnotes and bibliography should look like. 

Use this Word template to help you with formatting, the template includes heading levels and formatted bibliography headings.

Use the AGLC Check List to help you check your AGLC references before submission. 


Need access to the previous edition of the AGLC? Access it online here: 

AGLC and EndNote

EndNote can be used to assist with bibliographic information. Generally it is used at CDU in post-graduate courses and is free to download for CDU students.

EndNote will take time to learn. The Library runs EndNote classes throughout the year see the Workshops page for more details.

NOTE: EndNote does not come with AGLC style and will need to be installed separately, see the EndNote Guide below for more information. EndNote will also not format case law and legislation, these will need to be done manually.


AGLC Mini Videos

Transcript for the video Fun with Footnoting:

Transcript for Bountiful Bibliographies: 

Transcript for Perfect Pinpointing:

Transcript for Classic Case Citations: 


This list does not contain all examples, these are a few common resources. See the AGLC for further examples. 

Cite a Case

Cite Legislation 

Cite a Book 

Cite a Journal Article 

AGLC4 Basic 

AGLC4 in Essays 

Did you know that using the AGLC effectively will help you avoid the issue of plagiarism? Plagiarism is taken seriously at university,  especially for law students, it can affect your grades and it can also affect you in your professional life once you graduate. Take the time now to learn about plagiarism and how to avoid. 

Other Resources to help you: 

Try it yourself- cite a book


Click the buttons in the correct order, to create a footnote reference for:








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