Oxford referencing is often called as “documentary note referencing system” because it uses a combination of inline annotation, footnotes, endnotes and annotated bibliographic appendices. It is used in the historical and philosophical fields. Oxford In –Line notations, use of markers is recommended every time the information or a quote from a source is used. Markers appear sequentially and point to a specific footnote and normally are found at the end of the sentence rather than the end of the section.
Footnotes and endnotes are also sequentially numbered. For citing resources, full citing is used for the first incident, however after that name, date, page format for subsequent notes is recommended.
A first reference to a work should be : Author’s first name, Author’s surname, Title (in italics), Place of publication, Date, Page. Paraphrasing and summarizing are both permissible in oxford. This system of referencing relies upon annotated bibliography, wherein, each entry will include a brief description (annotation) of the source and its relevance to the document. The bibliography will a contain list of works that were consulted or studied it may also include a section of materials not used or referenced, but that the author feels may be of interest related to the subject.
Quotes of less than thirty words are used in text of related paragraph indented an additional four-tenths of an inch from the left margin. In both cases, the supra-script notion should immediately follow the quotation. For online journals, the referencing should be:
Author’s first name, Author’s surname, title (in single inverted comas), Journal name, v (volume no.), p (page no.), Retrieved date from the link.