When referring to Topic Overviews or Legal Concepts from Westlaw, follow the guidelines for referencing a website but put the name of the database in place of the URL:
Daniel Greenberg, ‘Land Registration’ (Overview of Topic, 15 October 2019) <Westlaw> accessed 18 September 2020.
Key Legal Concept
Daniel Greenberg, 'Cabinet' (Key Legal Concept, 16 August 2020) <Westlaw> accessed 14 September 2020.
When referring to Practice Notes or Legal Updates from Practical Law, follow the guidelines for referencing a website but put the name of the database in place of the URL:
Oliphant R, 'COVID-19 - Electronic Signatures, Digital Signatures and E-Signing Platforms FAQs' (Practice Notes) <Practical Law> accessed 11 January 2021.
PLC Client, 'Supreme Court Upholds Pre-Nuptial Agreement in Radmacher Case' (Legal Update, 3 November 2010) <Practical Law> accessed 3 February 2022.
If you are required to cite information generated by AI, reference it by providing the following information:
ChatGPT, ‘How can AI be used Effectively in Higher Education?’ (ver 2, Open AI 15 August 2023).
The OSCOLA referencing handbook provides information on how to reference print and online journals.
The majority of the journals that you will find (through databases like Westlaw, LexisLibrary or the library website) are print journals that have been made available electronically. For these journals you should follow the guidelines of a print journal.
Occasionally you will come across journals that are only accessible online (these are often from relatively unknown or small publishing companies). An example of this is the European Journal of Current Legal Issues. Journals like these are known as eJournals and should be referenced following the guidelines of an online journal.
You can find out more about whether a journal is available in print by searching for the publisher and publication.