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Referencing - UK & EU Law: Websites/Web documents

How do I reference a website or web document?

Use the guidance below only if there is no relevant advice elsewhere in OSCOLA.

author, | 'title' | (publication title, | publication date) | <URL> | date accessed

Footnote:
e.g. David Hart, 'Phone Hacking: Massive Privacy Damages' (UK Human Rights Blog, 22 May 2015) <http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2015/05/22/phone-hacking-massive-privacy-damages/> accessed 28 May 2015

Bibliography:
e.g. Hart D, 'Phone Hacking: Massive Privacy Damages' (UK Human Rights Blog, 22 May 2015) <http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2015/05/22/phone-hacking-massive-privacy-damages/> accessed 28 May 2015

Author

In a footnote, cite an author's name as: first name(s) or initial(s) | surname.

In a bibliography, cite an author's name as: surname | initial(s).

Do not include postnominals, such as QC.

If no individual author is identified, but an organisation (e.g. BBC) claims responsibility for the work, then cite it as the author.

If no person or organisation claims responsibility for the work, begin the citation with the title.

Title

Enclose the title in 'single quotation marks'.

Give the first letter of all major words a capital letter. Minor words (e.g. 'for', 'and', 'or', 'the') should not be capitalized, unless they begin a title or a subtitle.

If the item has a title and a subtitle that are not separated by punctuation, insert a colon : between them.

Publication title

Give the publication title in italics

Give the first letter of all major words a capital letter. Minor words (e.g. 'for', 'and', 'or', 'the') should not be capitalized, unless they begin a title or a subtitle.

Publication date

If there is no publication date on the website, give only the date you accessed the item.