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OSCOLA: Where to start

Where to Start

This website gives you formats for referencing different sources using OSCOLA, along with examples of how they should look. But we also have another resource called CiteThemRight.

We recommend that you start your referencing journey by using CiteThemRight.  CiteThemRight is an online learning platform, designed to provide you with guidance on how to reference using OSCOLA.

You will also see that this guide breaks down each source and looks in depth at how to construct citations providing relevant examples.

Why do I need to provide references in my work?

• By providing a reference to the original source you are acknowledging that you have read the work and recognise the original author(s) ideas.

• To enable the reader to locate where you obtained each quote or idea.

• To demonstrate that you have read widely and deeply.

• To show anyone who reads your work that you understand the topic and can demonstrate your own thoughts on this.


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