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Referencing and citations - OSCOLA: Help and support

Referencing and citations - OSCOLA

We can help!

The reference team at IALS are here to help! In the Spring and Summer terms you can make an appointment with us for further help and assistance with all aspects of OSCOLA.

Email us at ials@sas.ac.uk or give us a call on 020 7862 5790

Other tutorials and guides

The IALS library have created a free, self paced online tutorial on the OSCOLA rules as part of the LawPORT project. It covers primary sources of law for the UK and EU, as well as secondary sources including books, journals and websites. The general principles are also covered, allowing students to apply these with confidence to sources not explicitly covered in the guide, along with information about various other sources of help and information: <http://port.sas.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=120

Short videos on common OSCOLA queries are also available on the IALS website. These cover using ibid, citing a source you have found mentioned in another source, foreign words and translations and the bibliography: <https://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/library-services/how-to-videos>

Additionally, Cardiff University have a great tutorial to get you started: <https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk/citingreferences/oscola/tutorial/index.html>