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Referencing and Plagiarism


OSCOLA stands for 'Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities'.

OSCOLA is used by universities and publishers worldwide. It is the referencing style used by the BSc (Hons) Law route at the University of Suffolk.

You can find excellent guidance on using OSCOLA on the Cite Them Right web resource, here:

For more detailed information your can refer to the official OSCOLA guide produced by the University of Oxford, here:

The University of Oxford also offer an OSCOLA Quick Referencing Guide.

Further official information about OSCOLA and its history can be found at the University of Oxford's OSCOLA homepage.

Quick links

The links below show you how to reference commonly used sources in the OSCOLA style.

Make sure you select the correct referencing format after clicking on the links below: 

Image showing how to set referencing style to OSCOLA on Cite Them Right


‚ÄčLegal Cases

Legislation from UK devolved Assemblies

Law Reports (Cases)

UK Statutes (Acts of Parliament)