Referencing is a system that enables you to accurately record in your assignments the authors and sources you have read and the ideas you have discovered. There are several important reasons why you need to reference correctly:
The referencing style for the Law School at University of Westminster is OSCOLA (which stands for the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities). See the links below for further information and guidance on using this referencing style.
Which reference management software is most suited for managing legal references and outputting citations and bibliographies in the OSCOLA style?
The Law Librarian recommends two free, open-source and ad-free products: Zotero reference management software and the Zoterobib citation generator tool. There are limitations when using these tools - you will need to manually enter some sources (cases and legislation) and some editing of records (e.g. adding abbreviations for journal titles) will be required. Reference management software is also unable to automatically cross reference footnotes. However, this is also a problem for other reference management tools.