OSCOLA Referencing

Answered By: Stefanie McDade
Last Updated: 17 May 2022 Views: 6740

How can I get help with OSCOLA?

We have lots of OSCOLA help and guidance on our Citing and Referencing for Law Library Guide.

In particular, we always recommend that law students have a look at our interactive OSCOLA tutorial, as this may have the answers you are looking for.

If you have a specific issue which is not covered in our Library Guide, you can make an appointment with a Law Librarian.

How can I create OSCOLA footnotes in Microsoft Word?

To create an OSCOLA footnote: 

  1. Open up a Microsoft Word document and start typing your document.
  2. When you are ready to insert a reference, select the References tab. 
  3. Put your cursor in the relevant place of your text.
  4. Select Insert Footnote in the ribbon at the top.
  5. A superscript number will be inserted and you will also be able to start typing your footnote at the bottom of the page.

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