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Creating Footnotes

These short videos demonstrate how to use Microsoft Word to insert and manage your OSCOLA footnotes and cross-references.

OSCOLA for Legal Citations

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OSCOLA Mini Guide

The mini guide gives hints on common OSCOLA conventions. Use it in conjunction with the examples in the OSCOLA Quick Reference Guide.  You will also need to consult the full OSCOLA manual for more complex examples.

OSCOLA for Legal Citation

Citing European Union Legal Sources

OSCOLA provides guidance on citing EU sources including the Official Journal of the European Communities (OJ), EU legislation, directives, European Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights etc.  See the OSCOLA full manual section 2.6.

Tip: In Eurolex select the PDF version of cases e.g. European Court of Justice Reports to obtain the page number as required by OSCOLA.

 

CELEX Numbers

 CELEX numbers are unique reference numbers assigned to EU documents. They were introduced relatively recently and currently there is no guidance for their use in JustCite.

Citing Foreign Primary Sources

Cite foreign primary resources as in their home jurisdiction but with minimal punctuation eg omit full stops in abbreviations  (See OSCOLA 1.4 for general guidance and 2.8 for examples of cases and legislation).

If you are aware of Web sites providing good guidance from other jurisdictions let us know so that we may add them to this guide.

Citing International Law Sources

OSCOLA provides a separate section to cover international law sources including: international treaties, European treaties, International Court of Justice, International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Trade Organization, United Nations etc.

If you do not find an example of what you need in OSCOLA try the guides to citig foreign primarly sources. These often include a section on International and European sources but you must adapt to meet the general OSCOLA principles as necessary.

OSCOLA for EndNote

Staff and research students who use EndNote with OSCOLA can find more help from Oxford Law. Stirling University Library currently does not support EndNote.

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