Oxford University Press HUMSOC Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Oxford University Press HUMSOC style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Oxford University Press HUMSOC citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Oxford University Press HUMSOC.

cite Oxford University Press HUMSOC  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Oxford University Press HUMSOC referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Did you know there are over 2.5 million book titles published in 2021. If you find yourself trying to cite a book in Oxford University Press HUMSOC, here’s how

Here’s an example book citation in Oxford University Press HUMSOC using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title. (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.), Edition. City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Oxford University Press HUMSOC citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings., 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Oxford University Press HUMSOC looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Oxford University Press HUMSOC citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Oxford University Press HUMSOC format?

To cite a research paper or journal article following the Oxford University Press HUMSOC formatting guide, follow these easy steps

Here’s a Oxford University Press HUMSOC journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). “Title,” Container, Volume/Issue: pages Used. Journal Name. DOI: DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Oxford University Press HUMSOC:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?,”, 18/1: 161-72. Food Quality and Preference. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Oxford University Press HUMSOC style?

Have you come across a news article, blogpost or essay on the web and are not sure how to reference in Oxford University Press HUMSOC? Here’s how to easily cite it

Here’s an Oxford University Press HUMSOC example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000). “Title.”. Publisher. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. (2008). “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President.”. The Guardian. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Oxford University Press HUMSOC in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in Oxford University Press HUMSOC

Here’s a Oxford University Press HUMSOC citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000). “Title.” YouTube. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from
So how to cite a video Oxford University Press HUMSOC?
Pixar. (2015). “Pizza Clip — Inside Out.” YouTube. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Oxford University Press HUMSOC referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in Oxford University Press HUMSOC, here’s how

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Oxford University Press HUMSOC.
Lastname, F. (2000). “Title.”. Publisher.
Podcast referencing example in Oxford University Press HUMSOC using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018). “640: Five Women.”. WBEZ Radio.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Oxford University Press HUMSOC referencing style?

Did you know that Bob Dylan has written well over 500 different songs? Here’s how to cite any song in Oxford University Press HUMSOC

An example song citation in Oxford University Press HUMSOC.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Oxford University Press HUMSOC:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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