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What is OSCOLA Style?

The acronym OSCOLA stands for Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities. It is one of the international citation styles used in the area of legal citations. Currently, the latest publication of the OSCOLA Manual of Style is the 4th edition. The manual describes the main rules of citing the legislation, court cases, and various secondary sources.

How is OSCOLA citing specific?

The OSCOLA standard requires providing in-text citations in the form of footnotes. According to the manual of style, bibliographic references may be required for longer research papers such as scholarly articles or theses.

As for the references and citations, a distinctive trait of OSCOLA is the minimization of punctuation. The standard requires providing the authors’ names in full in references and in the reverse form with initials in footnotes. There are also a number of other specific rules. At the same time, OSCOLA allows citing sources not included in the manual while adhering to the general principles set out in the standard.

What is the purpose of the OSCOLA citation generator Grafiati?

Our online references & footnotes generator for OSCOLA Style (4th ed.) is designed to provide you with the opportunity of creating both your bibliographies and footnotes automatically in compliance with the requirements of the OSCOLA manual.

By using our OSCOLA generator, you can:

  • get accurate and detailed OSCOLA citations for different source types;
  • easily convert all OSCOLA references into any other citation style if needed;
  • automatically order all the works in a bibliography in accordance with the requirements of OSCOLA;
  • comfortably manage all your OSCOLA references and footnotes, add new sources from catalogues, and many more;
  • get tips to help refine your OSCOLA format bibliographies.

How to use Grafiati for OSCOLA references and citations?

In order to create a reference/footnote in OSCOLA Style, visit our homepage and select the source type you need. Thereafter, search for your source in catalogues or fill in the appropriate data manually, and we will generate all the citations you need.

With the help of our built-in tools, you will be able to control the correct case of the words in your reference and get other useful tips to further refine your OSCOLA reference. You can then copy your bibliography or a particular footnote and use them in your paper.

How is Grafiati different from other citation generators (Zotero, Mendeley, Citethisforme, etc.)?

The services such as Zotero, Mendeley, and Citethisforme are all based on the same referencing algorithms available from the open-source code, which means that they provide the same errors in references and citations. We adopt a different approach and take into account even the tiniest nuances of OSCOLA Style, for example:

  • we order the works in your bibliography in full compliance with the requirements of OSCOLA Style;
  • we range the works in a bibliography based on whether they are attributed or not, which is a unique feature of our service and a strict requirement of the OSCOLA manual;
  • we allow citing the laws and legal cases either based on a uniform scheme or, by means of inserting complete citations, in the form applicable in each particular country;
  • our service supports multiple languages for OSCOLA references;
  • we support many source types not described specifically in the OSCOLA manual and not available on other services, namely social media posts, archival documents, preprints, and so on.

What should I do to start using your bibliographic manager?

To start creating your bibliographic references in OSCOLA, go to our homepage and select the source type you want to cite. You do not have to register an account, but we recommend doing so in order to keep your data safe. The basic features of our service are available for free, but you can also purchase one of our premium packages to get the unlimited access to all functions.

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