What is OSCOLA?
OSCOLA is used by law students studying for a law degree with Salford Law, Salford Business School. All other subjects use Harvard Referencing APA 6th.
Adding a footnote to your Word document
How to Reference Common Resources using OSCOLA
- Titles of books should be italicized
- In footnotes, the author’s first name or initial(s) precedes their surname.
- In bibliographies, the surname comes first, followed by the initial(s), then a comma.
To write a reference for a book you will need the following information:
- Author of the book
- Book title
- Book edition
- Year of publication (often found on the reverse of the title page)
Book references will need to be written in the following way:
Author, title of book (edition publisher year)
Timothy Endicott, Administrative Law (OUP 2009)
Gareth Jones, Goff and Jones: The Law of Restitution (7th ed Sweet & Maxwell 2009)
For a footnote if you are quoting or paraphrasing from a specific page, the page number must be inserted at the end. You do not need to write p, pp or page.