Citation

AusStage Citation Guide

AusStage encourages students, researchers and authors to cite AusStage in accordance with scholarly conventions. Citation enables readers to identify AusStage as a source of information. It also enables AusStage to follow how the dataset is used in research.

Citing records

 Citing individual records in AusStage is the preferred method. There are six types of records in AusStage, each with their own citation style:

General citation

In some circumstances, a general citation for the entire AusStage database will be appropriate. For example:

Citing search results

Citing search results is not advised.

References

Sample citations are provided in three reference styles, with some adjustment to incorporate information specific to AusStage. These samples demonstrate principles which may be adapted for other citation styles:

Acknowledgements

The draft AusStage Citation Guide was prepared by Jonathan Bollen, Ben Brooker, Jenny Fewster and Neal Harvey for the Harnessing Expertise cluster, AusStage, Phase 4.

Events

An event is a distinct happening defined by title, date/s and venue; typically, a performance or series of performances at a venue. For example:

Event Name: Vs Macbeth
Opening Date: 18 Mar 2010
Key Contributors: William Shakespeare, Sam Haren
Key Organisations: Sydney Theatre Company, The Border Project
Venue Name, Location: Wharf 2, Walsh Bay, NSW
Event Identifier: 82949
URL: <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/82949>

MHRA

Playwright Surname, Playwright First Name, 'Event Name', dir. Director's Name (Presenting Company/Production House, Venue Name, Location, Year). Source, Event Identifier, Publication Date, (URL) or [DOI] [date of access]

Shakespeare, William, 'Vs Macbeth', dir. by Sam Haren (Sydney Theatre Company, The Border Project, Wharf 2, Walsh Bay, NSW, 2010), AusStage, Event 82949 (http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/82949) [accessed 30 May 2011]

MLA

Event Name. By Playwright. Dir. Director's Name. Presenting Organisation/Company. Venue Name, Location. Day Month Abbreviated. Year. Performance. Source, Event Identifier,  medium of publication consulted, accessed date of access (day, month, year). <URL>.

Vs Macbeth. By William Shakespeare. Dir. Sam Haren. Sydney Theatre Company; The Border Project. Wharf 2, Walsh Bay, NSW. 18 Mar. 2010. AusStage, Event 82949, Web, accessed 9 Nov. 2010. <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/82949>.

AGSM

Site name, Event Name, Venue, Location, Date, Event Identifier, medium of record, date viewed, site name, Event Identifier, <address>.

AusStage, Vs Macbeth, Wharf 2, Walsh Bay, NSW, 18 Mar. 2010, Event 82949, Web, viewed 9 Nov 2010, <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/82949>

Contributors

A contributor is an individual who contributes in some capacity to the creation, performance and production of an event. For example:

Contributor Name: Robyn Nevin
Contributor Identifier: 542
URL: <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/542>

MHRA

'Contributor Name', source, Contributor Identifier, electronic address <URL or DOI> [date of access]

'Robyn Nevin', AusStage, Contributor 542, <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/542> [accessed 30 May 2011]

MLA

Contributor Name. Contributor Identifier, Source, medium, date of access. Electronic address <URL>

Robyn Nevin. Contributor 542, AusStage, Web, accessed 30 May 2011.
    <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/542>

AGSM

Source, Contributor Name, Contributor Identifier, date of access, electronic address <URL>

AusStage, Robyn Nevin, Contributor 542, viewed 30 May 2011, <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/542>

Organisations

An organisation is a group or company involved in the creation, performance and production of an event. For example:

Organisation Name: Twelfth Night Theatre Company
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Organisation  Identifier: 10417
URL: <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/organisation/10417>

MHRA

'Organisation Name', Location, Source, Organisation Identifier, electronic address <URL or DOI> [date of access]

'Twelfth Night Theatre Company', Brisbane, QLD, AusStage, <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/organisation/10417> [accessed 30 May 2011]

MLA

Organisation Name, Location. Source, Organisation Identifier, medium, date of access. Electronic address <URL>

Twelfth Night Theatre Company, Brisbane QLD. AusStage, Organisation 10417, Web, 30 May 2011. <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/organisation/10417>

AGSM

Source, Organisation Name, Location, Organisation Identifier, date of access, electronic address <URL>

AusStage, Twelfth Night Theatre Company, Brisbane, QLD, Organisation 120, viewed 30 May 2011,  <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/venue/120>

Venues

A venue is a place where an event happens. For example:

Venue Name: Princess Theatre
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Venue Identifier: 120
URL: <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/venue/120>

MHRA

'Venue Name', Location, Source, Venue Identifier, electronic address <URL or DOI> [date of access]

'Princess Theatre', Melbourne, VIC, AusStage, Venue 120, <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/venue/120> [accessed 30 May 2011]

MLA

Venue Name, Location. Source, Venue Identifier, medium, date of access. Electronic address <URL>

Princess Theatre, Melbourne, VIC. July 2009. AusStage, Venue 120, Web, 30 May 2011 <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/venue/120>

AGSM

Source, Venue Name, Location, Venue Identifier, date of access, electronic address <URL>

AusStage, Princess Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, Venue 120, viewed 30 May 2011, <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/venue/120>

Resources

A resource is a text, image, object, recording or the like which relates to an event, or to a contributor, organisation or venue, or to a work, genre, content indicator or other resource. Some resources exist as individual items stored in collections (e.g. programs, photographs, posters). Other resources exist in multiple copies in libraries (e.g. books, journals, articles). For example:

Citation for Resource: Milne, Geoffrey, "'The National Theatre'/'National Theatre Movement'"
Source: AusStage
Resource Identifier: 42358
Date Accessed: 9 November 2010
URL: <http://hdl.handle.net/2328/15055>

If the resource is a published work or an extract of a published work (e.g. a newspaper review, a journal article) it should be cited as the style guide suggests the original work should be cited.

MHRA

Author's Surname, Author's First Name, 'Title of Item', Source, Resource Identifier, Publication Date, (URL) or [DOI].

Milne, Geoffrey, "The 'National Theatre'/'National Theatre Movement'", AusStage, Resource 42358, 30 Jul 2010, (http://hdl.handle.net/2328/15055).

MLA

Author Last Name, Author First Name (if available). "Resource Name." Publication date. Source, Resource Identifier, medium of publication, date of access (day, month, year). File type. <URL>.

Milne, Geoffrey. "The 'National Theatre'/'National Theatre Movement'." 30 Jul. 2010. AusStage, Resource 42358. Web, accessed 9 Nov. 2010. PDF. <http://hdl.handle.net/2328/15055>.

AGSM

Author last name, Author first name, Title, Year, file format, date item viewed, name or <address>.

Milne, Geoffrey, The 'National Theatre'/'National Theatre Movement'" PDF, viewed 9 Nov 2010, <http://hdl.handle.net/2328/15055>

Work

A work is the abstract conception of an event, typically (though not always) expressed as a material resource, such as a script or score. For example:

Author Name: George Bernard Shaw
Work Name: 'Pygmalion'
Source: AusStage
Work Identifier: 770
Date Accessed: 2 June 2011
URL: <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/work/770>

MHRA

Author Last Name, Author First Name, 'Work Name', Source, Work Identifier, (URL) or [DOI] [date of access]

Shaw, George Bernard, 'Pygmalion', AusStage, Work 700, <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/work/770> [accessed 2 June 2011]

MLA

Author last name, Author First Name. 'Title'. Source. Work Identifier. Medium. Date accessed.

Shaw, George Bernard. 'Pygmalion'. AusStage. Work 770. Web. 2 June 2011, <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/work/770> 

AGSM

Source, Author first name, Author last name, Title, Work Identifier, file format, date item viewed, name or <address>.

Ausstage, George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Work 770, Web, 2 June 2011, <http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/work/770> 

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