Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in OSCOLA style

Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in OSCOLA style

Cite A E-book or PDF in OSCOLA style

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Use the following template to cite a e-book or pdf using the OSCOLA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the OSCOLA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname A, Title (Publisher Year Published) <http://Website URL> accessed Date Accessed


Reardon C and Dowton P, Design For Climate (1st edn, 2013) <> accessed 9 June 2014

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


Author Forename Author Surname, Title (Publisher Year Published) <http://Website-Url> accessed 10 October 2013.


Psychological thermal discomfort can make us set the thermostat on the heating or cooling systems well beyond the levels required for comfort. For every 1°C change in thermostat setting, it is estimated that the heating or cooling bill rises by around 10%. In other words, failure to address psychological comfort can increase heating and cooling energy use by up to 50% Chris Reardon and Paul Dowton, Design For Climate (1st edn, 2013) <> accessed 9 June 2014.

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