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OSCOLA (Law) Referencing Guide

OSCOLA Law referencing guidance

Newspapers

To cite a printed newspaper article, use the following format:

Format:

Author, ’Title’ name of the newspaper in italics (city of publication, date of publication) page on which the article has been published (if known). 

To cite an editorial use Editorial in the place of the author's name: 

Format:

Editorial, ’Title’ name of the newspaper (city of publication, date of publication) page on which the article has been published (if known). 

If the article is sourced from the web and there is no page number available, provide the web address and date of access.

Footnote examples:

Jane Croft, ‘Supreme Court Warns on Quality’ Financial Times (London, 1 July 2010) 3.

Amy Gibbons, 'Dog owners could be sent to prison if they let their pet kill another dog' The Daily Telegraph (London, 26 May 2023) <https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2023/05/26/dog-owners-prison-attacks-anna-firth-animal-welfare-bill/> accessed 23 July 2023.

Bibliography:

The only differences are that the author is now listed surname first followed by their initials, page numbers are not included and there is no full stop at the end of the reference.

Croft J, ‘Supreme Court Warns on Quality’ Financial Times (London, 1 July 2010)

Gibbons A, 'Dog owners could be sent to prison if they let their pet kill another dog' The Daily Telegraph (London, 26 May 2023) <https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2023/05/26/dog-owners-prison-attacks-anna-firth-animal-welfare-bill/> accessed 23 July 2023