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 Anglia 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 guides produced by Anglia Ruskin University 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: Internet sources.
Section 7: International Law, YouTube, Blogs and more...
Section 8: Bibliographies.
Section 9: Basic Rules to Compile an OSCOLA Bibliography.
Page Last Reviewed: 30th April 2018 by Margaret March.