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OSCOLA referencing guide

OSCOLA referencing guide

Books

Format:

Author, Title of the Book (Edition, Publisher Year).

Footnote

John Knowles, Effective Legal Research (4th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2016).

Footnote with page number

John Knowles, Effective Legal Research (4th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2016) 33.

Bibliography

Knowles J, Effective Legal Research (4th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2016)

Note: Only include edition details for 2nd edition and later. Do not include 1st edn.

Book chapters

Format:

Author, ‘Title of Chapter’ in Editor (ed), Title of the Book (Edition, Publisher Year).

Footnote

Panu Minkkinen, ‘Critical Legal Method as Attitude’ in Dawn Watkins and Mandy Burton (eds), Research Methods in Law (2nd edn, Routledge 2018).

Bibliography

Minkkinen P, ‘Critical Legal Method as Attitude’ in Dawn Watkins and Mandy Burton (eds), Research Methods in Law (2nd edn, Routledge 2018)

eBooks

Most e-books will have the same pages as the print version, and you can cite them in the same way as printed books. There is no need to acknowledge the electronic format, database supplier, web address (URL) or digital object identifier (DOI).

If resources are published online only, with no print equivalent, then you should follow the guidance for referencing websites.