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Daily appointments are usually available (weekdays only) where you can get more help with Harvard or OSCOLA (Law) or APA (Psychology) referencing.

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Referencing skills for law students

This page contains research tools and tutorials on referencing and writing for Law students.

Referencing is a vital skill you should develop throughout your study. If you feel you would benefit from more information make an appointment with your Academic Librarians by clicking on 'Get Help' on this page.

An online session was delivered on OSCOLA by librarians on 27th March, if you couldn't attend, please view the recording here.

Cardiff University OSCOLA tutorial

Cardiff University OSCOLA guide - Citing the Law: Referencing Using OSCOLA. I can change this?

Here you will find a short tutorial produced by Cardiff University, on how to reference the law using OSCOLA. On slide 18 you will find a comprehensive range of examples of different types of footnotes and bibliography entries.

Harvard referencing

Those students who are studying Law alongside another subject on one of the "Law with.." courses, may have to use Harvard referencing for some of their assignments. We advise all students to check carefully with their tutor to see which referencing style you are being asked to use.

OSCOLA guides

OSCOLA quick reference guide: A helpful one page summary.

OSCOLA manual: The complete version of the official OSCOLA manual. (Tip: Use keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+F" to search in the PDF document for a relevant word - e.g. "Footnote" or "Judge")

OSCOLA 2006: citing international law section

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States.

OSCOLA guide from Lincoln University has more examples than the Official Guide.

Converting footnotes to bibliography in Word a guide by Allen Wyatt that shows you an easy way to convert footnotes into a Bibliography.

Writing skills

Legal Writing Skills is your indispensable guide to succeeding in written law assessments, helping you to research, write and present assignments with the precision and clarity required to achieve the best grades at degree level.