As a dedicated legal referencing system, AGLC has specific rules for citing cases and legislation. But what about other, non-legal sources, like textbooks? Can you also cite these?\n\n[caption id="attachment_2241" align="aligncenter" width="337"] Who uses a book strap these day, honestly?[\/caption]\n\nOf course you can! However, the rules are a little different for citing secondary sources. In the following, for instance, we run through how to cite a book with AGLC.\nFootnote References in AGLC\nAGLC indicates a reference using superscript numbers (e.g. 1, 2, 3) in the main text of your essay. When citing a book, the following information should be provided in the footnote:\nn. Author\u2019s Name, Title of Book (Publisher, Edition, Year) Pinpoint.\nIn the above, the edition is only included if the book you\u2019re citing has more than one published version, while \u2018pinpoint\u2019 refers to the specific page(s) being cited. For instance:\n1. Rory McJudge, Knowing the Law (NexusLexus, 2nd ed, 2014) 534.\nIf a source has four or more authors, simply name the first listed author and use \u2018et al\u2019 to show that other names have been excluded from the footnote.\nRepeat Citations\nTo save having to duplicate information every time you cite a source, AGLC uses a shortened footnote format for repeat citations. The rules for this depend on whether you\u2019re citing two same source twice in a row:\n\n \tFor consecutive citations of the same source, use the Latin term \u2018ibid\u2019, which means \u2018in the same place\u2019.\n \tFor non-consecutive citations, you will need the author\u2019s surname and a bracketed cross reference to the footnote where the source was first cited.\n\nIf you\u2019re referring to a different part of the same text, moreover, you should also give a new pinpoint reference. In practice, then, repeat citations of a source might look something like the following:\n1. Rory McJudge, Knowing the Law (NexusLexus, 2nd ed, 2014) 534.\n2. Ibid.\n3. Navigation Act 2012 (Cth) s 14.\n4. McJudge (n 1) 454.\n5. Ibid 243-244.\nIf citing more than one source by the same author, moreover, you can use a shortened version of the title in non-consecutive citations to show which source is being referenced in each case.\nIn the Bibliography\nAs well as citing secondary sources in footnotes, AGLC referencing requires all sources to be included in a bibliography at the end of your document. Books go in the first section of the bibliography (i.e. Articles, Books and Reports), listed alphabetically by author surname.\n\nThe information to include here is similar to the first footnote, but with the author\u2019s names inverted, no pinpoint reference and no full stop:\nSurname, First Name\/Initial, Title of Book (Publisher, Edition, Year)\nConsequently, the bibliography entry for the book cited in the examples above would be:\nMcJudge, Rory, Knowing the Law (NexusLexus, 2nd ed, 2014)\nIf a source has more than one author, only the first one listed has their names reversed. As with footnote references, sources with four or more authors should use \u2018et al\u2019 after the first listed author to show that other contributors have been excluded.