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Introduction to Referencing.

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Introduction to Referencing.

Which referencing system should I use? 

There are several referencing systems used within the university. The reason for this, is that some referencing systems are more suited to the types of sources used in different disciplines, for example law students use OSCOLA The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities,  as it provides clear guidance for citing legal cases and legislation, whereas historians use Chicago as they need to cite archival material and manuscripts. You can find out which referencing system is used by your academic department by checking your module handbook. 

Note if you are studying a combined honours degree you may need to work with two referencing systems.