Students Studying Law should use the OSCOLA referencing system.
Guides to OSCOLA:
- Students should read the Law Division's short guide to OSCOLA Guide first and use this as the definitive guide to law referencing at Abertay.
- The complete OSCOLA guide (4th edition) is also available.
- Also useful is the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
What is OSCOLA referencing?
There are three parts to OSCOLA referencing:
- the footnote marker
- the footnote, and
- the bibliography
Highlighted here are a few of the main types of literature you'll need to reference. These are just examples - what's included in your reference can vary depending on a number of different factors, so always use the Law Division's OSCOLA guide as your definitive guide to referencing legal materials.