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Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage by Bryan Garner (hardback, Oxford University Press, 3rd edn, 2011)

Online access to Garner’s is also available using your library card or ATHENS number.


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OSCOLA: The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities by Donal Nolan and Sandra Meredith (spiral-bound, Hart Publishing, 4th edn, 2012)

Associated information is freely available at University of Oxford, Faculty of Law.


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Oxford Dictionary of Law edited by Jonathan Law (paperback, Oxford University Press, 8th edn, 2015)

Online access is also available using your library card or ATHENS number.


British and Irish Legal Information Institute online resources are useful for British and Irish legislation and reported cases together with the official home of UK legislation, legislation.gov.uk. If dealing with law reports, then the ICLR (the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting form England and Wales) website may prove useful.


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The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation by Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review and Yale Law Journal (spiral bound, 20th edn, 2015)

The Bluebook main website provides ‘authoritative guidance to legal citation for American students, professionals and scholars’. As the print copy is pricey, the online subscription might be worth investigating.


Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation / Manuel canadien de la référence juridique (paperback/online, McGill Law Journal/par la Revue de droit de McGill, 8th edn, 2014)

The ‘McGill Guide’ is useful, in fact required, if one deals with Canadian law. The 2014 edition may not be available in the UK, but can be found at Thomson Reuters in Canada.