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Everything you need to know about using the Library this year

Referencing

OSCOLA Referencing Style

OSCOLA (Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities) is the style used by the Law School at the University of Liverpool.  

OSCOLA is minimal style and uses very little punctuation. It may be quite different to any referencing style you have used before, however the OSCOLA Quick Guide will help you by providing examples and advice on how to use OSCOLA in your work.

OSCOLA Style Guides

Use the guides below to help you format your references correctly in the OSCOLA style. The OSCOLA Quick Guide covers the majority of sources you will need to cite and provides additional advice, such as the best way to refer to the same source several times and incorporating quotations into your work. 

OSCOLA FAQs

OSCOLA and reference management software

For longer pieces of work such as dissertations, you may want to use reference management software. EndNote and RefWorks are the packages available via the University network.

OSCOLA can be used with both EndNote and RefWorks, although some editing of references may be required. For more information see the OSCOLA referencing software guidance created by the University of Oxford.

The University Library offers EndNote and RefWorks workshops for those new to the software. Check the LibraryTraining Calendar for details.