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The Law School does not use the standard University Harvard system for referencing. It uses OSCOLA.
OSCOLA is the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities and is edited by the Oxford Law Faculty.
If you are studying for an LLB use this factsheet:
Referencing law resources: OSCOLA
See the Law Subject Guide for videos talking you through this factsheet and try out the quizzes!
Citing the Law - an online tutorial from Cardiff University
OSCOLA video from the University of South Wales
Citing references using OSCOLA from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library
Quick reference guide
Full OSCOLA 4th edition Style Guide
Frequently asked questions
Printed versions of the factsheet and full guide are available in the law and criminology library.
If you are studying law as part of another course, and not on the LLB, check with your lecturer whether Harvard or OSCOLA is required.
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