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REFERENCING STYLE GUIDES SURVEY (CSU 8904)

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REFERENCING STYLE GUIDES SURVEY (CSU 8904)

REFERENCING STYLE GUIDES SURVEY (CSU 8/9/04)

    Sent 8/9/04 Due date 30/9/04

    Modified 15/10/04

     1. Does your university have a 2. If yes, what is the 3. Are there a variety 4. What is the Library’s role in advising on the use 5. Is support for multiple

    specified referencing style? style and who of referencing styles of referencing styles? What Guides to you referencing styles seen as a mandates its use? in use in your produce? problem for Library staff? University?

    No N/A Yes, most major The Library produces three brief style guides for Many academics inevitably have Bond University referencing styles are referencing which are made available in print and also their own individual interpretation

    used somewhere in the delivered via the web. These guides cover the most of a referencing style. The library

    University popular styles in use in the University. The guides can provide a generic guide to a

    refer to manuals which give further information on particular referencing style but

    the style described. cannot cover the wide range of

    APA Style Guide - interpretations that exist when no

    http://www.bond.edu.au/library/Resourceguides/InfoSone style is chosen. Information

    heets/APAStyleGuide.htm Desk staff must point out to

    Harvard Referencing Style: - enquirers that a library guide is

    http://www.bond.edu.au/library/Resourceguides/InfoSgeneric and that further

    heets/Harvard.htm clarification may need to be

    Australian Guide to Legal Citation - sought from a lecturer or

    http://www.bond.edu.au/library/reference/pathfinders/supervisor. Under these

    referencing.pdf circumstances, library staff can

     not provide expertise regarding

    the variety referencing styles

    being used. Their role is to

    provide access to the guide,

    advising that further questions

    should be answered by adapting

    examples from the guide or from

    reference sources for the style

    (e.g. AGPS Style Manual for

    Authors, Editors and Printers, 6th

    edition) or by seeking the advice

    of a lecturer or supervisor.

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     1. Does your university have a 2. If yes, what is the 3. Are there a variety 4. What is the Library’s role in advising on the use 5. Is support for multiple specified referencing style? style and who of referencing styles of referencing styles? What Guides to you referencing styles seen as a

    mandates its use? in use in your produce? problem for Library staff? University?

    Yes There is a central Each School in every The Library maintains a website and print materials No. At least one School has some Central referencing group, Faculty nominates a documenting the nominated style to be used by each issue with the standards Queensland comprising academics referencing style(s) School. University and a library based on a specified

    representative, who edition of a recognised

    coordinate approved publishing authority

    referencing styles. The and reviews this every

    standards, revised 4 years.

    every two years, are

    available via a website

    http://www.cqu.edu.au

    /referencing/index.htm

    .

    I am aware that one

    School has some issue

    with the standards

    No N/A Yes. Attempts to get a We advise students of the various style guides via our Library staff cope. Charles Darwin uniform style were InfoSmart online tutorial, accessible from our University unsuccessful webpage: www.cdu.edu.au/library, and advise them

    to check which style their lecturers prefer.

    Yes Modified author/date Yes, most major The Library is required by Academic Senate to Information Services staff worry Charles Sturt based on the AGPS referencing styles are produce the official CSU Referencing Guide, revised they cannot be “expert” on every University Style manual for used across various biennially. Content is approved by Academic Senate referencing style that might be

    authors, editors and parts of the University before publication. The Guide must be available free used in the University it is seen

    printers (latest in print form (currently 78 pages and growing) to all as a training impossibility. If there

    edition), mandated by DE students and also available electronically. It is was no CSU style, which styles

    the Academic Senate. produced and distributed at Library expense. The would we choose to provide

    CSU Referencing Style Guide is the only Guide Guides for?

    produced by the Library. The Library’s Information

    Services staff also provide ad hoc advice on other s

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     1. Does your university have a 2. If yes, what is the 3. Are there a variety 4. What is the Library’s role in advising on the use 5. Is support for multiple specified referencing style? style and who of referencing styles of referencing styles? What Guides to you referencing styles seen as a

    mandates its use? in use in your produce? problem for Library staff? University?

    The following referencing styles Each Faculty and Yes, As described in Deakin University Library staff do not advise on the It's confusing for students, Deakin are used at Deakin University: School at Deakin question 1. There has use of referencing styles. Library staff produce a especially double degree students University Arts Faculty - Harvard or University decide what been a request via a referencing styles web page who need to use more than one Oxford styles will be used student focus groups (http://www.deakin.edu.au/library/findout/research/citstyle. It is difficult to provide Business Faculty - Harvard for the University to ation.php#02) and an online tutorial specific advice through the Law uses Australian Guide to move towards one (or http://www.deakin.edu.au/library/tutorials/smartsearcreference desk but the reference Legal Citation at least fewer) styles her/referencing.html. Also, library staff have worked staff usually send students to the Education Faculty - Harvard and some work will with academics to produce Faculty style guides. appropriate Faculty style guide, Health and Behavioural now be undertaken in web pages or the online resources Sciences - APA for psychology Learning Services on listed in question 4 and nursing; the Schools of trying to comply with

    Exercise and Nutrition Sciences the student wishes

    and Health and Social

    Development use mainly

    Harvard but a couple of

    academics in H & BS direct the

    students to use Vancouver

    Science and Technology use

    Harvard.

The University also has an

    Editorial Style Guide which can

    be found via the University

    Guide

    http://theguide.deakin.edu.au/Th

    eDeakinGuide.nsf/WI2?OpenFr

    ameSet

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     1. Does your university have a 2. If yes, what is the 3. Are there a variety 4. What is the Library’s role in advising on the use 5. Is support for multiple specified referencing style? style and who of referencing styles of referencing styles? What Guides to you referencing styles seen as a

    mandates its use? in use in your produce? problem for Library staff? University?

    No N/A Yes. Schools The Library produces a number of online resources The fact that Griffith uses Griffith predominantly use including: multiple referencing styles does University Harvard or the not appear to be an issue for

    American Guides to Referencing and Citing Library staff. If in doubt, our

    Psychological http://www.griffith.edu.au/cgi-staff refer the student to the

    Association (APA) bin/frameit?http://www.griffith.edu.au:80/ins/copyrigrelevant online resource or to the

    styles. However, some ht/content_citation.html relevant academic element for

    academics prefer the additional guidance. A number of

    Modern Languages Guide to Citing Resources Griffith schools have also

    Association of http://www.gu.edu.au/ins/info/infosheet85.pdf developed their own online guides

    America (MLA) or to the reference styles in use

    Chicago Our online Library Skills Tutorial via within their schools.

    styles. Griffith has its Learning@Griffith also has a module on referencing.

    own Law Style which

    is based on the style InfoServices has handouts of examples of different

    used in the Griffith referencing styles and Learning Services is currently

    Law Review developing a workshop on referencing

    No N/A Yes, just about every We have no advisory role. We provide guides to the It is not really a problem here, but James Cook major referencing style more popular it must be acknowledged that a lot University is used somewhere >ones, and no doubt would do more on request of the support load is probably

    being carried by the Learning

    Advisers (Study Skills Advisers)

    rather than by us.

No. Each discipline has its N/A Yes. Each faculty The Library provides access to the major styles in No La Trobe preferred style adopts its preferred print and electronic versions University

    referencing style

    No N/A Yes None Can't imagine there would ever be Macquarie agreement to just one because University they are seen as discipline

    specific - we teach EndNote use

    and leave it at that

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     1. Does your university have a 2. If yes, what is the 3. Are there a variety 4. What is the Library’s role in advising on the use 5. Is support for multiple

    specified referencing style? style and who of referencing styles of referencing styles? What Guides to you referencing styles seen as a

    mandates its use? in use in your produce? problem for Library staff? University?

    No - the university produces a N/A Yes - faculties Library staff at the Information Desk assist students in Sometimes a bit confusing, but Queensland guide for students called "The determine their own applying the required referencing styles when asked. really just seen as a fact of life on University of written assignment", but the referencing style - We don't produce Guides within the Library the Info Desk Technology referencing suggestions in this Harvard and APA are

    are not prescriptive. the most widely used

    No N/A Varies across Schools No role. No problems with the variety, RMIT except for the obvious ones, such University as lack of commonality, difficult

    in teaching across different

    schools, etc.

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     1. Does your university have a 2. If yes, what is the 3. Are there a variety 4. What is the Library’s role in advising on the use 5. Is support for multiple

    specified referencing style? style and who of referencing styles of referencing styles? What Guides to you referencing styles seen as a mandates its use? in use in your produce? problem for Library staff? University?

    Not officially, but Harvard is N/A Yes, reflecting major The Library produces a brief, simple referencing Not really. Swinburne the basic model most widely discipline/profession guide intended primarily for TAFE and undergraduate University of used preferences, personal students, in print and online TAFE/undergrad students who Technology preferences, etc, etc http://www.swin.edu.au/lib/guides/harvard_system.pdare required to use a style other

    f than basic Harvard are generally

    It's based on the Australian Government style guide given a style guide by the

    (currently Style manual for authors, editors and lecturer/teacher concerned, and

    printers revised by Snooks & Co. 6th ed. Milton, library staff can work with the

    Qld. : John Wiley & Sons, 2002) and is revised student using that.

    irregularly.

     Honours and post grad students,

     and researchers/teaching staff are

    It is produced and distributed at Library expense, free encouraged to use bibliographic

    to individual students, but sometimes we charge software, which makes style

    teaching depts or outside organisations for bulk variation easy. Library staff

    numbers. provide training and ad hoc

     support for users of EndNote and

    Feedback from students and teaching staff is mostly ProCite

    very positive.

    Reference/Liaison staff also provide some ad hoc

    advice on other styles that students/researchers may

    be required to use. Major commercially published

    style guides are purchased for the reference collection

    to support this, and links provided from the library's

    web site to online guides.

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     1. Does your university have a 2. If yes, what is the 3. Are there a variety 4. What is the Library’s role in advising on the use 5. Is support for multiple

    specified referencing style? style and who of referencing styles of referencing styles? What Guides to you referencing styles seen as a

    mandates its use? in use in your produce? problem for Library staff? University?

    No N/A Yes. Several The subject librarians provide advice and assistance The main issue for us is the lack University of departments have as needed. The lack of approved and agreed styles of consistency even within Auckland specified or causes frustration to students and library staff. The departments and the problems it is

    recommended styles, Information Skills team, with input of the subject causing for students. We

    for example: librarians, gathered information on the variety of encourage students to use

    Psychology APA. styles being used at the University. They developed a EndNote to ensure that they apply

    There are also web page on the use of referencing styles. correct referencing techniques.

    departments that leave http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/instruct/ref/ref.htm EndNote is one of our most

    it up to the student to popular library courses with high

    choose a style. A few attendance.

    departments modified

    specific styles to suit

    departmental

    preferences, for

    example: Medical and

    Health Sciences and

    Law. The lack of a

    recommended or

    specified style makes

    it difficult for the

    students.

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     1. Does your university have a 2. If yes, what is the 3. Are there a variety 4. What is the Library’s role in advising on the use 5. Is support for multiple

    specified referencing style? style and who of referencing styles of referencing styles? What Guides to you referencing styles seen as a

    mandates its use? in use in your produce? problem for Library staff? University?

    No N/A Yes, a variety of styles The Library produces a number of web based guides Only from the perspective of University of are used across the linked from having to deal with variations on Ballarat various academic http://www.ballarat.edu.au/library/research/citation/ the most commonly used styles.

    Schools and discipline that reflect the most commonly used styles. However We recognise that there are styles

    areas. Those most there are a number of variations of each that tend to that are the standard for some

    commonly used are be based on personal preference or historical use by disciplines and would remain in

    APA, Australian individual lecturers which makes it sometimes use by these disciplines regardless

    (previously AGPS), difficult to provide accurate advice. There is also a of the introduction of any adopted

    MLA and Chicago. UB "General Guide for the Presentation of Academic UB style. We do not "teach"

    Work" which is often referred to by lecturers in referencing style and where

    classes as the correct guide to use. This is also questions fall outside individual

    available from the University bookshop - it is not a staff expertise we prefer to direct

    Library publication. This guide is now very out of students to the Library produced

    date and does not include information about citation guides and publication manuals

    of electronic resources. As a result of initiatives this for specific examples and

    year by Library and Student Learning Support staff, information

    we hope to see consistent adoption of the Library

    guides (which are based on the latest publication

    manuals) and the redevelopment and updating of the

    "General Guide for the Presentation of Academic

    Work" to incorporate guides produced by the Library

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     1. Does your university have a 2. If yes, what is the 3. Are there a variety 4. What is the Library’s role in advising on the use 5. Is support for multiple specified referencing style? style and who of referencing styles of referencing styles? What Guides to you referencing styles seen as a

    mandates its use? in use in your produce? problem for Library staff? University?

    No N/A Yes, some variety of The Library has produced a small booklet: "A guide Yes. We customarily guide University of Author-Date seems the to documenting sources of information" since 1986. students to look for published and Canberra predominant The 4th ed., 2003, is 41 packed pages. The booklet online guides that are in line with

    preference retails in the Co-op bookstore on campus for $3.00. the style indicated as the preferred

     style in the specific Subject

    We also produce a four page "Citation Guide" in Outline (in so far as we can

    paper and on our web-site. decipher that).

    Both those guides emphasise that students should And a (true) story just because it

    primarily follow the style laid out in the Subject is so apposite: from the section on

    Outline for the subject in question. "Citation" in the Subject Outline

     of a very senior Senior Lecturer,

    immediately following the

    obligatory introductory sentence

    stressing how crucial it is to

    provide full, accurate citations in

    academic writing, "There's a very

    good little blue book available in

    the Bookshop." (See the answer

    to Q4)

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     1. Does your university have a 2. If yes, what is the 3. Are there a variety 4. What is the Library’s role in advising on the use 5. Is support for multiple specified referencing style? style and who of referencing styles of referencing styles? What Guides to you referencing styles seen as a

    mandates its use? in use in your produce? problem for Library staff? University?

    Yes The author date or See Qu 2 The editorial committee is chaired by Robyn No. The only real problems we University of Harvard system is used Muldoon from the Academic Skills Office in the have with compliance is when New England by most of UNE Teaching and Learning Centre and consists of one rep causal markers are recruited by

    except for history and per faculty, Di Davies (TLC editor and a referencing Schools and not properly briefed

    politics (traditional guru) and other interested people. It meets every 2-3 about UNE requirements which

    footnoting) and Law years. Last time, in 2002, Sylvia Ransom gave input often results in them marking

    which uses their own from the library. according to other guidelines and

    system. The mandate students being marked incorrect

    is from the Academic Until 2002 it was the UNE Style Guide, a booklet, but when actually doing the right

    Board. a decision was made by the editorial committee to thing. ASO has a project going in

    change it to a brochure for a number of reasons. The TLC re producing a markers kit

    Referencing Guide is a 6 page brochure and also with guidelines re referencing and

    available on the web at. other things

    http://www.une.edu.au/aso/referencing_style_guide.ht

    m

    No. There are multiple styles N/A Yes, just about every The Library currently produces a number of guides to Not usually. Library staff are University of and variations on styles being major referencing style citation styles http://www.library.uq.edu.au/useit/#C, particularly careful not to Queensland used around the University, and (plus variations) is which have been created in consultation with various recommend a particular style, but each is passionately defended used somewhere academics and Schools. The library does not advise suggest that students consult with by its academic advocate. There on which particular style to use but strongly their lecturers/tutors about which has been recent discussion at the recommends that students consult with their style to use, and how to use it. Teaching and Learning lecturers/tutors as to which one they should use. If the They would refer many students Committee about choosing one, demand is there for a particular style, or variation on a to the guides that have been or at most 2, per School to assist style, then library staff will often consult with the produced by the library, or to students, who often have to relevant School/academic about creating a guide. School guides that are available. master multiple styles each Various citation styles have also been produced for There are also a number of library semester. use with the EndNote software staff who have become expert at

    http://www.library.uq.edu.au/faqs/endnote/styles.htmlcitation styles and EndNote styles

     , and again these have been done in consultation with and are available for consultation

    the academics and Schools. if necessary No N/A Faculties each have The Library has no role No University of their own conventions Sydney

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