Examples Guidelines for legal authors

You usually refer to sources in your legal thesis according to the Guidelines for legal authors. You must refer to a source in a good way. This works differently for each type of source. To help you on your way, here are examples of the Guidelines for Legal Authors.

What are the basic rules for the guideline?

Briefly summarized, the basic rules for the Guidance for Legal Authors are as follows. You refer to your sources in two ways: in footnotes to the body of the text, and the bibliography at the end. You do this to prevent plagiarism and to indicate which information has been derived from other sources. In the footnote, you include an abbreviated reference, and the full reference is given in the bibliography.

Some sources do not need to be included in the bibliography. For example, when referring to a web page, a footnote alone is sometimes sufficient. Please check the guidelines specific to  your study for clarification.

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