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Oxford referencing style: Books/Ebooks

A guide to using the Oxford note citation referencing style for footnotes and reference lists.

Books & eBooks

Books & eBooks

Material Type

Footnote Example

Reference List Example

Book: Single Author

1 S. Ratnagar, Trading Encounters: From the Euphrates to the Indus in the Bronze Age, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2004, p. 23.

Ratnagar, S., Trading Encounters: From the Euphrates to the Indus in the Bronze Age, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2004.

Book: 2 or 3 Authors

1 A. Blackledge and A. Creese, Multilingualism: a Critical Perspective, London, Continuum, 2010, p. 10.  

Blackledge, A., and A. Creese, Multilingualism: a Critical Perspective, London, Continuum, 2010.   

Book: More Than 3 Authors

1 A. Kring, G.C. Davison, J.M. Neale, and S. Johnson, Abnormal Psychology, 11th edn., Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, 2010, p. 40. 

Kring, A., G.C. Davison, J.M. Neale and S. Johnson, Abnormal Psychology, 11th edn., Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, 2010.  

Book: No Author

1 The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism, Cambridge, U.K., Cambridge University Press, 2004, p. 70.

The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism, Cambridge, U.K., Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Book: Editor

1 J.M. Foley (ed.), A Companion To Ancient Epic, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pp. 25-30.

Foley, J.M. (ed.), A Companion To Ancient Epic, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Book: Translator & Author

1 Y. Aralawa, Zen Painting, trans. J. Bester, Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1970, p. 75.

Arakawa, Y., Zen Painting, trans. J. Bester, Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1970.

Book: Organisation as Author

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, Queensland Office, The Economic Status of Migrants in Australia, Canberra, Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1990, p. 320.

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Queensland Office, The Economic Status of Migrants in Australia, Canberra, Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1990.

Book: Chapter or Article in Edited Book

1 J. Baker, 'The Place of Science and Technology in the Wise Management of the Great Barrier Reef', in Wolanski, E. (ed.), Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef, Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2001, pp. 14-20.

Baker, J., 'The Place of Science and Technology in the Wise Management of the Great Barrier Reef', in Wolanski, E. (ed.), Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef, Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2001, pp. 14-20.

Book, edition other than first.

1 M.J. Sargent, P. Nilan, and G. Winter, The New Sociology for Australians, 4th edn., Melbourne, Longman Australia, 1997, p. 140.

Sargent, M.J., P. Nilan, and G. Winter, The New Sociology for Australians, 4th edn., Melbourne, Longman Australia, 1997.

E-book

1 V. Koller, Metaphor and Gender in Business Media Discourse: A Critical Cognitive Study, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp. 75-80, Available from: E-Book Library, (accessed 23 September 2010).

Koller, V., Metaphor and Gender in Business Media Discourse: A Critical Cognitive Study, New York, Palgrave Macmillan,  2004, Available from: E-Book Library, (accessed 23 September 2010).

E-book: Chapter or Article in an Edited E-book

1 V. Koller, 'Business Media on Marketing: Metaphors of War, Sports and Games', in Metaphor and Gender in Business Media Discourse: A Critical Cognitive Study, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp. 64-113. Available from: E-Book Library, (accessed 23 September 2010).

Koller, V., 'Business Media on Marketing: Metaphors of War, Sports and Games', in Metaphor and Gender in Business Media Discourse: A Critical Cognitive Study, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp. 64-113. Available from: E-Book Library, (accessed 23 September 2010).