Exciting Citing: Oxford Referencing for Beginners

Exciting Citing: Oxford Referencing for Beginners

There are two parts of citing a work in oxford referencing. The in-text citing and reference list. All the sources that are used in the essay must be cited. The style of in-texting is different in the oxford referencing style.

Footnote Citation:

In Oxford referencing style, the number is superscripted in the text in place of used citation. At the end of the page, the same number is inserted and the details of the work are stated. This style of citation is called footnote citation. This is used in the Oxford referencing specifically. The footnote numbering starts for the number 1 and goes on accordingly. The bottom of the page has a line that separates the text from the details of citation.

Example of Footnote-

  • was by no means the first to make this classical connection. As Dr. Peter Londey says of Bean he
  • ‘turned for inspiration to the new, young radical democracy of Athens in the fifth century BC’.1 Yet an
  • early report of the Gallipoli landing indicated that the strain of the battle caused discipline to break
  • down and for many soldiers to ‘lose they way’.2 In the intervening year’s public opinion has oscillated
  • between these two points of view, remaining steadfastly ‘pro ANZAC’ until the end of the 1950s,3 then.
  • anti-war during the 1960s and 1970s, ‘settling in the last decade to somewhere in the middle ground’.
  1. P. Londey, ‘A Possession Forever: Charles Bean, the Ancient Greeks, and Military Commemoration in Australia’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 53, no. 3, 2007, p. 345.

2. M. Lake and H. Reynolds, What’s Wrong with ANZAC?: The Militarisation of Australian History, Sydney, University of New South Wales Press, 2010, p. 8.

3. Londey, ‘A Possession Forever’, p. 352.

4. Lake and Reynolds, What’s Wrong with ANZAC?, p. 38.

If one is using the citing a work frequently in the essay, abbreviations like ibid. or op. cit. are used from the second citing.

Reference List

The reference list is put on a completely new page and it is arranged in alphabetical order. the reference list must have the name of the author, publication name in case of the books, year of publications, journal name if any, and the page number. The order of the information in the MLA reference list would be as the example given below-

“Blow, D., On the Importance of Being an Individual in Renaissance Italy, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.”

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