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Legal Information Resources (STA): Citing & Referencing

This subject guide profiles legal information resources that are available via the Alma Jordan Library (AJL), Campus Libraries, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus (STA).

Citing & Referencing: Introduction

Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. The University of the West Indies (UWI) has many policies dealing with plagiarism. Refer to the section on below on Citing & Referencing: Plagiarism - Selected Guidelines (UWI).

You can avoid plagiarism by consistently adhering to the principles of citing/referencing. Refer to the Citing and Referencing at UWI St. Augustine guide for more information on this.

The University of the West Indies' (UWI) Thesis Guide lists the recommended citing/referencing styles for the various Faculties. However, students should consult their Academic Supervisors/Lecturers regarding the citing/referencing style that is required for a specific assignment.

The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) provides access to print and electronic resources on the various styles.

There are also websites that offer guidance on citing/referencing.

Citing & Referencing: Law - Selected Guidelines (UWI)

According to The University of the West Indies' (UWI) Thesis Guide: A Guide for the Preparation of Theses, Research Papers and Project Reports  (1998), the recommended style manuals for the Faculty of Law are the latest editions of:

However, as the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) is specifically geared towards citing legal materials from the United Kingdom (and in the absence of a local/regional citing/referencing style, it is useful for citing Commonwealth Caribbean legal content). As such, currently it is the style that is most frequently used by the Faculty of Law, the UWI, St. Augustine (STA).

Refer to the section on Citing & Referencing: Law - OSCOLA - Selected Resources (Web).

Notwithstanding, law students should consult their Academic Supervisors/Lecturers regarding the citing/referencing style that is required for a specific assignment.