The following guide is intended to help you swiftly access the information you need to correctly reference your work using the Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). It is not a substitute for reading the full guide, which is obviously the definitive and complete standard. However, this guide will help you quickly find guidance on referencing the most common type of source materials used in courseworks and projects/dissertations.
What is referencing?
Why is referencing important?
What systems of referencing are there?
What is OSCOLA?
Key points on OSCOLA
What do you want to cite?
Primary Legal sources?
These are the main 'building blocks' of law: legislation and cases
Secondary sources add critique, analysis and explanation to the primary sources. This section includes books, articles, other academic commentaries, and other online sources.