Law - Referencing


Try the Oscola section of the Referencing@Portsmouth website visible across the library Website under the purple r button 

Download the following Library guides for Oscola referencing

You can also look at these resources:

Use this to decipher others' abbreviations or to create your own using the preferred abbreviation given here.

A tutorial with useful self tests for those starting with OSCOLA

The full official guidance on this system of referencing is here Oxford University Standard for Citation of legal Authorities with a short guide here.

These do not however cover international sources so for those use this earlier advice

Your Subject Team

Mystery Beck

Faculty Librarian Law & Criminology


Phone: (023) 9284 3240

Sharon Bittner

Assistant Faculty Librarian


Phone: (023) 9284 3234