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Law: Referencing

This guide is intended to provide information on law resources

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Master Journal List

What is Master Journal List ?

The Master Journals list, produced by Thomas Reuters, includes all journal titles covered in Scientific products.

You can use the list:

  • to select a high quality journal to publish your research article,
  • to select high quality journals to read,
  • to check if your journal satisfies the promotion criteria of your institution etc.

Incites Journal Citation Reports

How do I find the impact factor and rank for a journal? 

Use Incites Journal Citation Reports.

Referencing

When writing essays or reports, you may use ideas or information from a number of sources such as books, journal articles, newspapers and websites to support your own work. However, you must acknowledge the sources that you have used and give credit to the original authors. This allows other people to find the source that you have quoted or paraphrased. You must also provide a List of References or Bibliography. This is known as referencing or citing.

WHAT IS A REFERENCE OR CITATION?

No matter which reference style you use, certain essential information must be used. The link below takes you to our help on the basic elements for a citation (or bibliographic data) you need for a book, journal article, ebook, chapter in a book and web page. Elements of a Citation guide

REFERENCING STYLES

Referencing styles provide the 'rules' that you need to arrange the information for the reference. There are many different styles of referencing styles, such as APA 6th, Harvard, Chicago and Vancouver. You need to check with your lecturer for the required referencing style for your particular subject.

Referencing Guide: includes information on how to reference sources, different referencing styles, academic integrity, and more.

MANAGING YOUR REFERENCES USING A CITATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

As well as typing your references manually into your Word document, there are Citation Management Programs which work with Microsoft Word that can input your references for you. These programs allow you to enter bibliographic information into a template and with a few clicks your referencing is done.

RECOMMENDED CITATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Zotero: for Undergraduate and Enabling students

Mendeley: for Undergraduates and Enabling students

EndNote Online: for Undergraduates and Enabling students

EndNote: for Academics, Research Assistants, PhD, Masters or Honours students. 

However, for students who will be working with a small number of references (15 or less) we suggest you consider using citation management programs such as Mendeley or Zotero.

Learn more about how to manage your references