- Posted: October 04, 2023
- To: Essay Writing
The Oxford referencing style is a style that slightly different to the others on this list. Rather than putting the citation in the text itself, instead it uses a note citation system. You may also see it referred to as a documentary note system.
As such if you are looking to make a citation in text, you will need to add a superscript number at the end of the sentence you are referencing. That number will then relate to a note at the bottom of the page, which then holds the citation. All the notes you use to cite sources in your essay will be numbered sequentially which begin with one, throughout each article, chapter, or throughout your entire paper.
In Text Citations
When using the Oxford referencing style, to cite a source in text you will add a super script number to the text that you want to add your source to. At the bottom of the page, you will then add the details of the source that you have used.
So, if you are referencing a source in your work it would look like this:
At the bottom of your page, the citation would look like this:
In this example, the reference would look like this:
Reference List Citations
When you come to write your full reference list at the end of your essay, referencing your sources will look a lot like the footnotes in your text. This is how a reference for a book would be laid out:
So with the above example your reference for this book would look like this:
You may also use journal articles when creating essays. If you want to reference them using the Oxford system you would do so like so:
So when you use a journal you will reference it like the below example: