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Australian Standards Database Guide (Techstreet)

Referencing standards

Reference elements

 

In-text citation

  Format Example
Paraphrase

(Author Year)

OR

Author (Year)

... in relation to scaffold decking (Standards Australia 2013). 

OR

Standards Australia (2013) states that scaffold decking includes ... 

Quote

'...' (Author, Year p. xx)

OR

Author (Year, p. xx) '...'

'... workplace safety ...' (Standards Australia 2013, p. 7).

OR

Standards Australia (2013, p. 12) states that '... workplace safety ...'.

 

Reference

Format Example

Corporate Author Year, Standard name, Standard number, viewed Day Month Year, Database name.

Standards Australia 2013, Scaffold decking components, AS/NZS 1577:2013, viewed 21 June 2019, Techstreet database.

 

Example of an online/print standard

Standard

 

Please note: The following instructions apply to both print and online publications of standards. 

 

Reference elements

Screenshot of an annotated reference of a standard 

In-text citation

  Format Example
Paraphrase

... (Author, Year)

OR

Author (Year) ...

... in relation to scaffold decking (Standards Australia, 2018).

OR

Standards Australia (2018) states that scaffold decking includes ...

 

Quote

"..." (Author, Year, p. xx)

OR

Author (Year) "..." (p. xx)

It is the responsibility of all to ensure "workplace safety ..." (Standards Australia, 2018, p. 7).

OR

Standards Australia (2018) states that "workplace safety ..." (p. 12).

References

Format Example

Author. (Year). Title of standards (Standards number). 

Standards Australia. (2018). Scaffold decking components (AS/NZS Standard No. 1577:2018). 

 

Note:

  • Given that the author and publisher are the same (i.e. Standards Australia), you do not need to include the publisher information at the end of the reference.