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OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities).

How to do citations in OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) style?
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How do you cite a book in the OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) using placeholders:
Last Name FN, Title (, EFN Editor Last Name ed., Edition, Publisher 2000)
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) citation:
Rowling JK, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (, , 1st edn., Bloomsbury Publishing Inc 1997)
And an in-text citation book citation in OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) looks like this: JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (, , 1st edn., Bloomsbury Publishing Inc 1997).

How to reference a journal article in the OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) format?

Here’s a OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author3 LastnameAF, “Title” (2000) Volume Container accessed August 2, 2021
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities):
Petit C and Sieffermann J, “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?” (2007) 18 accessed August 2, 2021
And an in-text citation would look like this: C Petit and J Sieffermann, “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?” (2007) 18 accessed August 2, 2021.
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How to cite a website in a paper in OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) style?

Here’s an OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author2 LastnameAF, “Title” (, , , January 1, 2000) accessed August 2, 2021
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran M, “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President” (, , , November 5, 2008) accessed August 2, 2021
And an in-text citation would look like this: M Tran, “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President” (, , , November 5, 2008) accessed August 2, 2021.

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How to cite a YouTube video OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities)

Here’s a OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, “Title” (, , , YouTubeJanuary 1, 2000) accessed August 2, 2021
So how to cite a video OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities)?
Pixar, “Pizza Clip — Inside Out” (, , , YouTubeJune 3, 2015) accessed August 2, 2021
And an in-text video citation would look like this: Pixar, “Pizza Clip — Inside Out” (, , , YouTubeJune 3, 2015) accessed August 2, 2021.

How to cite a podcast using OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities).
Lastname F, “Title” accessed August 2, 2021
Podcast referencing example in OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, “640: Five Women” accessed August 2, 2021
And an in-text citation would look like this: This American Life, “640: Five Women” accessed August 2, 2021.

How to cite a piece of music or a song using OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) referencing style?

An example song citation in OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities).
Lastname F, “Song Title” accessed August 2, 2021
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities):
The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun” accessed August 2, 2021
And an in-text citation would look like this: The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun” accessed August 2, 2021.


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