Answered By: Jackie Stevens
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2022     Views: 417

There are four authorised referencing styles used at the University of Notre Dame Australia:

  • American Psychological Association (APA) - this is an Author-Date referencing style, and is used by most Schools.
  • Chicago Manual of Style - Notes & Bibliography (Chicago Footnotes) - this is a Footnote referencing style, and is used by the School of Philosophy & Theology and some Arts disciplines: English Literature, History, and Theatre Studies. It may also be used in Aboriginal Studies, Politics, Social Justice, and Sociology.
  • American Medical Association (AMA) - an Author-Number referencing style, this is a variation of the Vancouver system and is currently used by the School of Medicine.
  • Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) - this is used by the School of Law.

The style you use will depend on your degree program/major, and should be noted in your course outline. If you are in doubt about which is the correct style for your course, please contact your School.

The University Library's Referencing Guide (linked below) covers all four styles, with explanations and examples of how to cite various types of sources.