Quick Oxford Referencing Guide to keep in mind
Category: Educationby James Smith
One of the most important aspects in writing papers that trouble students mostly struggle with the referencing in their papers. The confusion lies in the different types of format that is involved in the referencing of the papers. Among all the given formats, Oxford Referencing is no doubt the most challenging one. There are various formats that are available for e-books, books, various chapters, etc. A few important and quick steps have been provided below that make the Oxford style of referencing much easier-
Citing a blog in Oxford Referencing Style: the two important things that need to be kept in mind while citing the sources in Oxford reference style is the in-text citations and the reference list. The positioning of the in-text citations or footnotes should be in the middle of a particular paragraph that is present at the end of the text. The reference list is put at the end of the document. One can write the reference at the end of the document, in a different page. It also depends on the instructions of the teacher or professor.
In-text citations for a blog: subscript number, first and last name of the author, name of the blog, link of the blog, date of access.
For example- M. Roberts, ‘Green Revolution In the World’, Environmental Concerns [web blog], 2 February 2009, http://www.example.com, (accessed 19th February 2009)
Requirements that are needed to create the reference list in Harvard style- the same details that need to be included in the reference list along with the last name of the author that would follow the first name. For example- Roberts, M., ‘Green Revolution in the World’, Environmental Concerns [web blog], 2 February 2009, http://www.example.com, (accessed 19th February 2009)
Citing an e-book in Oxford style
The reference list should conclude the following:
· Author’s surname
· Author’s initials
· Title of the e-book
· Name of the publisher
· Place of publication
· Year of publication
· Name of the URL
· Date of access
For example: Kelsall, R., I. Hamley, & M. Geoghegan, Nanoscale Science and Technology, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, 2005, Google Books, accessed 16 February 2013.
The reference system in the Oxford style for footnotes is very similar. The difference lies in the inclusion of the page numbers for the various sections that you are referring to.
For example: R. Kelsall, I. Hamley & M. Geoghegan, Nanoscale Science and Technology, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, 2005, p. 24, Google Books, accessed 16 February 2013.
Citing a book using the Oxford Referencing Generator
The Oxford style of referencing uses footnotes in order to guide the readers that takes them to the references list at the end of the paper. The footnotes should contain the following things in the order of them being stated-
· Superscript number
· The first name of the author
· Last name of the author
· Chapter name
· Include the volume and issue number if you have one
· Write down the publishing city followed by the name of the publisher
· Include the year
· Page number