Are you studying Law? Linda Jones, our Law Librarian, is holding a referencing drop-in session in Seminar Room 2 (near the Support Services Desk in Area 0A) at 12-2 pm next Wednesday, 2 November. Bring your Law assignments and referencing worries to Linda and get a firm grounding in the art of OSCOLA or just drop in for a quick referencing health check.
If you cannot make the seminar, you are studying other subjects, or you would like to explore referencing on your own, Referencing@Portsmouth is a great online resource – just tell it what you are referencing and you get examples you can copy, paste and overtype, showing you the precise layout, punctuation and grammar. There are also several library booklets and guides that can help.
Downloadable guides for popular referencing systems
All these are also available in print from Library leaflet stands.
While there is no single booklet for OSCOLA referencing, we have a series of handouts that are just as good! Click the links for explanations and examples of handling:
The referencing system you are most likely to be using if you do not study Law, Pharmacy, Biomedical Science or History. We have a main referencing booklet which covers the basics, and an example sheet and guidance notes for anyone who wants them. If you need more, check Referencing@Portsmouth online. There is also a guide to referencing images for students in the School of Architecture.
The guide to referencing for all those studying Pharmacy and Biomedical Science. Make sure you have the latest version, which only recently arrived in stock! Grab one from the leaflet stands in the Atrium and around the Library.