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OSCOLA is a referencing system specifically designed for legal materials. It has been devised by the University of Oxford. Now in its 4th edition, it is intended to facilitate the accurate citation of cases, legislation and other legal materials, along with books, journals and other literature.

This system is used by ARU Law School in common with law schools and publishers in the UK and beyond. Guidance and tutorials on the use of OSCOLA can be found on the Law subject guide.

Complete guidance is available in the University of Oxford OSCOLA guide.

A set of .pdf guides produced by ARU is also available.

Section 1: Where to find information.
Section 2: The Basics.
Section 3: Books.
Section 4: Journal Articles.
Section 5: Articles from databases e.g. Westlaw.
Section 6: Citing Case Law.
Section 7: Citing sources from other jurisdictions, Blogs, YouTube and more...
Section 8: Internet Sources.
Section 9: Bibliographies.
Section 10: OSCOLA Referencing Example.
Section 11: Bibliographies Example.
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