Writing a Reference List

A reference list is placed at the end of your assignment, on a separate page(s). A reference list includes all the references that you have cited in the text of your assignment.

Essential Information:

  • The reference list is arranged alphabetically by author
  • The format for a reference list depends on the type of reference used.
  • You must use the correct format for each reference used

Example of a reference list:

The examples below are from various sections of this referencing resource. Each reference follows the format required by the type of reference used. For details on referencing formats see specific sections. You must follow the required formats.

Business Sunday 2007, television program, Nine Network, 19 August, viewed 2 September 2007, <http://businesssunday.ninemsn.com.au/mediapopup.aspx?mediaID=16806>.

Fisher, G, Hughes, R, Griffin, R & Pustay, M 2006, International business: managing in the AsiaPacific, 3rd edn, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW.

Garnaut, R 2007, 'Changing nature of growth', Financial Review, 2 August, p. 71, viewed 27 August 2007, Factiva.

Hanani, AD 2006, ‘Indonesian business groups: crisis and restructuring', in SJ Chang (ed.), Business groups in East Asia: financial crisis, restructuring, and new growth, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 179 - 204.

Heath, RL, Pearce, WB, Shotter, J & Taylor, J 2006, 'The process of dialogue: participation and legitimation', Management Communication Quarterly, February, vol. 19, issue 3, p. 341.

Hill, CWL 2005, International business: competing in the global marketplace, 5th edn, McGraw Hill/Irwin, New York.

Hoge, J 2004, 'A global power shift in the making', Foreign Affairs, July, vol. 83, issue 4, p. 2.

Kearns, J & Manners, P 2005, The impact of monetary policy on the exchange rate: a study using intraday data, Reserve Bank of Australia, viewed 23 August 2007, <http://www.rba.gov.au/PublicationsAndResearch/RDP/RDP2005-02.html>.

Matsummoto, H & Wilson, DW (2005) ‘ Inductive theory building to visualize cultural differences between Japanese and Western multinational investment banks from the perspective of global strategic IS management’ proceedings of the 13th Annual Cross-Cultural Meeting in Information Systems, Las Vegas, December 2005.

Osman-Gani, AM 2001, ‘Human Resource Development for international technology transfer within multinational enterprises in Singapore’, in Academy of Human Resource Development: proceedings of the 2001 AHRD Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 28 – March 4, 2001, AHRD, Los Angeles, pp. 607-614.

Pedler, M, Burgoyne J & Boydell, T 2004, A manager's guide to leadership, McGraw-Hill Professional, UK.

Thompson, G 2000 'Where do multinationals conduct their business activity and what are the consequences for national systems?', in S Quack, G Morgan & R Whitley (eds) National capitalism, global competition and economic performance, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, pp. 191 - 212.

White, AL 2005, New wine, new bottles: the rise of non-financial reporting, Business for Social Responsibility, viewed 23 August 2007,

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Exercise (a)

The following reference list entries are not in the correct order.

Exercise (b)

Each reference list entry has been incorrectly written. Choose the correct reference list entry from the boxes below:

1. Gregory B Wood, Chariene Brownlee2005, IP Due Diligence and Records Management Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal Jul 2005. Vol 17, Iss.7; p. 6

2. Baker GP and Smith GD, 1998, ‘The New Financial Capitalists: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and the Creation of Corporate Value’, Cambridge University Press, New York.

3. J, Meisner, 2003, Young Investors Put Faith in Search-fund Strategy, Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle), viewed 4, September 2007. http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2003/09/29/newscolumn2.html.