20. Sample reference list

A sample reference list is presented below to demonstrate the format of a reference list in Harvard AGPS style.  For specific guidelines on preparing a reference list, refer to the section ‘Formatting the reference list’ in Chapter 1 of this guide.


Abbott, HP 2008, The Cambridge introduction to narrative, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press.

ACC5003 NIA advanced financial accounting: course notes 2004, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

AIHW – see Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Anderson, J (Minister for Transport and Regional Services) 2000, CASA approves avgas contamination test, media release, 23 January, Department of Transport and Regional Services, Canberra, viewed 7 February 2000, <http://www.dotrs.gov.au/media//2000/jan_00/al6_2000.htm>.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010, Child protection Australia 2008-09, Child welfare series no. 47. Cat. no. CWS 35, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra.

Beer, TL, Johnston, AG, DeWolf, JY & Mazurek, PW 2012, Management for public services, Cambridge University Press.

Brofenbrenner, U (ed.) 2005, Making human beings human: bioecological perspectives on human development, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California.

Chaffee, J 1991, Thinking critically, 3rd edn, Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

——1998, The thinker’s way: 8 steps to a richer life, Little, Brown and Company, Boston.

——, McMahon, C & Stout, B 2002, Critical thinking, thoughtful writing: a rhetoric with readings, Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia 2017, Company profile: Commonwealth Bank of Australia, MarketLine, London, viewed 20 June 2017, <http://advantage.marketline.com/Product?ptype=Companies&pid=7BA5963A-41DF-4F08-9B6E-3DFAF7AF5F4B>.

Creative Commons n.d., Share your work, viewed 26 July 2019, <https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/>.

Gould, SJ 2000, ‘More things in Heaven and Earth’, in H Rose & S Rose (eds), Alas, poor Darwin: arguments against evolutionary psychology, Harmony Books, New York, viewed 17 January 2005, <http://ezproxy.usq.edu.au/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/unisouthernqld/Doc?id=10015543>.

Griffith, AI 1995, ‘Coordinating family and school: mothering for schooling’, Education Policy Analysis Archives, vol. 3, no. 1, viewed 12 February 1997, <http://olam.ed.asu.edu/epaa/>.

Hingst, R 2010, Self-awareness activity, MGT1200, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, viewed 11 November 2011, <http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au>.

McClain, M & Roth, JD 1999, Schaum’s quick guide to writing great essays, McGraw-Hill, New York, viewed 17 January 2005, <http://ezproxy.usq.edu.au/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/unisouthernqld/Doc?id=5002145>.

McDonald, J 2007, The role of online discussion forums in supporting learning in higher education, PhD dissertation, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, viewed 3 July 2019, <https://eprints.usq.edu.au/3588/2/McDonald_2007_whole.pdf>.

McGarry, A 2008, ‘China’s pain fires Olympic dream’, Beijing blog, weblog post, 13 June, viewed 18 August 2008, <http://blogs.abc.net.au/olympics/>.

Planning Committee for Soil Conservation, Queensland Graingrowers Association 1983, Queensland planning committee for soil conservation report 1983, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane.

Reichard, GW 2016, Deadlock and disillusionment: American politics since 1968, The American History Series, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK.

Smith, FL 1996, ‘An academic orientation program for commencing students’, Proceedings of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, University of Canberra, Canberra, pp.24-6.

Standards Australia 2003, Installation of security screen doors and window grilles, AS 5040-2003, Standards Australia, Sydney, viewed 16 September 2008, <http://www.saiglobal.com/online/autologin.asp>.

The Body Shop Australia 2018, Corporate social responsibility, Mulgrave, Victoria, viewed 30 April 2018, <https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-au/about-us/our-commitment/corporate-social-responsibility>.

The stage acquitted: being a full answer to Mr Collier, and other enemies of the drama 1996, Routledge/Thoemmes, London.

Wong, K 2009, ‘Rethinking the hobbits of Indonesia’, Scientific American, vol. 301, no. 5, pp. 66-73.

Wound management: a nurse’s guide 2010, online video, VEA, Bendigo, viewed 16 November 2011, <http://vea.com.au/vLearn/Player/VEcGo2vy.aspx>.


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