Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) is used for legal referencing purposes by the College of Law at Swansea University.
When writing an assignment or dissertation your own thoughts and ideas build on those of other writers and researchers. It is essential that you show those sources of information by:
EndNote is a program which lets you store, manage and search for references in your own database. References from your database can be inserted into a Word document and the bibliography automatically compiled by EndNote. References from on-line databases like Web of Science can be copied into EndNote without retyping. There is also an online version of EndNote with slightly reduced functionality which is free for home use.
For full help on using Endnote, check out the Endnote Library Guide.
OSCOLA is rarely covered well by reference management software but it can help you keep track of your research. Contact your Law subject team with any queries you have on Endnote use or Referencing
It is important you read the Swansea University Academic Misconduct Procedure. Failure to acknowledge another person’s work (i.e. properly citing it in a paper) will result in serious consequences.
Plagiarism is defined as using, without acknowledgment, another person's work and submitting it for assessment as though it were one's own work; for instance, through copying or unacknowledged paraphrasing. This constitutes plagiarism whether it is intentional or unintentional.
Feel free at any time to contact your Law subject team with any queries you have on Referencing or Plagiarism