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OSCOLA referencing guide (Online): Websites & Blogs

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Blogs & Websites

To reference information from a blog, you should include the author's name, the entry title and then the blog name and publication date in brackets. You should end with the URL and accessed date.

Format: Author, 'Entry Title' (Blog Name, publication date) <URL> accessed date.

Example: R Moorhead, 'Solicitors First' (Lawyer Watch, 25 March 2011) <http://lawyerwatch.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/solictiors-first/> accessed 13 April 2011.

If no author is named, use the name of the organisation producing the blog. If no person or organisation can be identified as being responsible for the blog, begin your footnote with the title of the blog. Always give the access date.

There is no change in format between a footnote reference and a bibliography entry.

To reference information from a website,you should include the author's name, the webpage title and then the website name and publication date in brackets. You should end with the URL and accessed date.

Format: Author, ' Webpage' (Website, publication date) <URL> accessed date.

Example in a footnote: Simon Myerson, 'Applying Yourself to Pupillage' (LawCareers.net, 5 April 2011) <www.lawcareers.net/Information/Feature/Detail.aspx?r=1355> accessed 12 April 2011

Example in the bibliography: Myerson S, 'Applying Yourself to Pupillage' (LawCareers.net, 5 April 2011) <www.lawcareers.net/Information/Feature/Detail.aspx?r=1355> accessed 12 April 2011

If the author of a website is an organisation e.g. Solicitors Regulation Society, there is no difference between the footnote and the bibliography.

If there is no named author, use the name of the organisation responsible for the webpage. If there is no name person or organisation, you can begin your reference with the title of the webpage.