Although our campus is closed and many students have returned home, it does not mean that the university studies are over for the academic year. Online teaching and assessments are still ongoing, and students are busy with revisions, assignments, and essays.
This blog post will provide help to those who are preparing to submit essays and struggling with OSCOLA referencing style. Over the years, we have covered this topic many times, and frequently posted information on OSCOLA. Please see the list of areas, we have previously included:
Abbreviations commonly used in case names
Citing journal articles: the dilemma of round or square brackets
Citing newspaper articles
Citing hard copy journal articles
Subsequent citation of a case
Table of cases (EU cases)
Tables and lists
Law essays and dissertations citing resources with OSCOLA.
On 14 & 17 January 2020 between 10:30 and 12:30 Aberdeen City Library staff will be based on the Ground Floor of The Sir Duncan Rice Library to assist with any queries in relation to the Old Aberdeen Library project.
Staff will be able to sign up users up for membership and advise on the different services that members of City Libraries have access to.
We would like to advise our readers that, until further notice, Taylor Library Block D ground level will be closed from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 10 am. The closure is essential for our stock maintenance project.
Westlaw UK has recently undergone some major interface changes, refining many features and bringing the general look and feel in line with Westlaw International.
As before you should access Westlaw UK via Primo, our resource discovery tool. Users familiar with the previous Westlaw UK interface will have no trouble locating cases, legislation and articles etc, as the content header tabs are similarly displayed at the top of the page in the collections navigation bar. Clicking on any of the main content tabs opens up a second layer of tabs, providing in depth searching and browsing options. You can also search across all collections or browse by topic right from the home page. The Options button allows you to select specific collections to search across.
Westlaw UK new look homepage: The collections Navigation Bar, Options button and Browse by Topic highlighted
Unfortunately the Taylor Library can no longer provide a fax service. Our fax machine was becoming increasingly temperamental and so has now been removed. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Taylor library will be closing at 5pm this evening due to adverse weather conditions affecting staff travelling from outwith the city. The Sir Duncan Rice Library and the Medical Library will close at their usual Friday times of 10pm and 8pm respectively.
Inserting Roman numerals into the first section of your document and Arabic numerals into subsequent ones.
To make this work you need to split your document into two different sections, otherwise Word will apply one sequence of page numbers to the entire document. The process involves opening up the Header & Footer menu. This is where you normally go to add page numbers to your document.
Place your cursor right at the start of the second section (or the section with the main body of your text).
Go to PAGE LAYOUT and in the Page Setup menu, click on the drop down arrow for Breaks. Choose Next Page.
If you want to see how this looks ‘behind the scenes’ click on the HOME tab at the start of the ribbon and click on the paragraph sign ¶ under the Paragraph menu.
The Print Shop which was located on the ground floor of the Sir Duncan Rice Library has now been moved to elsewhere on campus. It is now located at 23 St Machar Drive, only a short walk from the library.
See below for directions to the Print Shop’s new home.