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Encyclopedia and dictionary entries


For an encyclopedia or dictionary entry with an author, enclose the title of the entry in single inverted commas (quotation marks) and italicise the encyclopedia or dictionary title.

If the encyclopedia or dictionary is edited, use the editor's name with initials before the family name and insert the word 'in' before the name of the editor(s). Use (ed.) for a single editor and (eds) for two or more editors.

Adams, P 2010, 'Action research', in NJ Salkind (ed.) Encyclopedia of research design, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

For an encyclopedia or dictionary entry in HTML format and sourced from an RMIT University Library database, use the name of the database (for example: Oxford Reference database) instead of the place of publication.

Encyclopedia or dictionary entries without an author do not need to be included in the reference list.


Brochure or Pamphlet


As details will vary for brochures and pamphlets, try to extract as much information as you can about authorship and publication information etc.

For a brochure or pamphlet with an author, provide a description of the document.

Tenants Union of Victoria 2010, Shared households, pamphlet, Tenants Union of Victoria, Fitzroy, VIC.

If there is no author, the publication title should be listed first. Italicise the publication title. Include publisher and place of publication information (if available).

Exhibition catalogue

As details will vary for exhibition catalogues, try to extract as much information as you can about authorship and publication information etc.

For an exhibition catalogue, provide a description of the document type. If possible, add the exhibition dates after the document type. For example: exhibition catalogue, 11 March - 27 November.

Di Trocchio, P, Jocic, L, Leong, R, Somerville, K & Whitfield, D 2011, Manstyle: men + fashion, exhibition catalogue, 11 March - 27 November, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

If there is no author, the publication title should be listed first. Italicise the publication title. Include publisher and place of publication information (if available).

Journal articles



Journal article with a single author

Journal articles with full-page format/imaging (PDF) are cited in the same way as articles from printed journals.

For a journal article with a single author, list the author details as they appear on the title page of the journal article. Use the initial of the author's given name(s).

Enclose the title of the article in single inverted commas (quotation marks). Italicise the journal title.

Include page numbers after the volume and issue details (if supplied).

Fazel, M 2015, 'A moment of change: facilitating refugee children's mental health in UK schools', International Journal of Educational Development, vol. 41, pp. 255-261.



If there is no author(s), begin the reference list citation with the title of the article in single inverted commas (quotation marks) followed by the year, Journal title (italicised), volume, issue (if supplied), page details.

`Tackling knife crime' 2010, The Lancet, vol. 376, no. 9747, p. 1118.



Journal article with two or three authors

Journal articles with full-page format/imaging (PDF) are referenced in the same way as printed journal articles.

For a journal article with two or three authors, list all authors as they appear on the title page of the journal article. Use the initial of each authors' given name(s). Use an ampersand (&) to separate the last two authors.

Enclose the title of the article in single inverted commas (quotation marks). Italicise the journal title.

Include page numbers after the volume and issue details (if supplied).

Wang, N & Adeli, H 2014, 'Sustainable building design', Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 1-10.



Journal article with four or more authors

Journal articles with full-page format/imaging (PDF) are referenced in the same way as printed journal articles.

For a journal article with four or more authors, list all authors as they appear on the title page of the journal article. Use the initial of each authors' given name(s). Use an ampersand (&) to separate the last two authors.

Enclose the title of the article in single inverted commas (quotation marks). Italicise the journal title.

Include page numbers after the volume and issue details (if supplied).

Hwong, Y-L, Oliver, C, Van Kranedonk, M & Sammut, C 2017, 'What makes you tick? The psychology of social media engagement in space science communication', Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 68, pp. 480-492.



Journal article from a Library database [HTML format only)

Journal articles from online databases with full-page format/imaging (PDF) are cited in the same way as articles from printed journals.

For a journal article in HTML format and sourced from a Library database, list all authors as they appear in the journal article. Use the initial of each authors' given name(s). Use an ampersand (&) to separate the last two authors.

Enclose the title of the article in single inverted commas (quotation marks). Italicise the journal title.

Include page numbers if available after the volume and issue details (if supplied).

Add the viewed date (for example: viewed 27 May 2012) and the database name (for example: ProQuest database) after the page numbers (if available).

Hosany, S & Martin, D 2012, ‘Self-image congruence in consumer behavior’, Journal of Business Research, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 685-691, viewed 27 May 2012, Elsevier SD Freedom Collection.



If there is no author(s), begin the reference list citation with the title of the article in single inverted commas (quotation marks) followed by the year, Journal title (italicised), volume details (if supplied), issue details (if supplied), page numbers (if available), viewed date, Database name.

Journal article from a webpage [HTML format only)

For a journal article in HTML format and sourced from a webpage, list all authors as they appear in the journal article. Use the initial of each authors' given name(s). Use an ampersand (&) to separate the last two authors.

Enclose the title of the article in single inverted commas (quotation marks). Italicise the journal title.

Include the volume and issue details (if supplied).

Add the viewed date (for example: viewed 27 September 2016) and the URL address enclosed in angled brackets (< and >) after the volume and issue details (if supplied).

Ogilvy, J 2011, 'Human enhancement and the computational metaphor', Journal of Evolution & Technology, vol. 22, no. 1, viewed 11 June 2012, .



If there is no author(s), begin the reference list citation with the title of the article in single inverted commas (quotation marks) followed by the year, Journal title (italicised), volume details (if supplied), issue details (if supplied), page numbers (if available), viewed date, URL address.


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