Oxford University Press HUMSOC Referencing Guide

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.

How do you cite a book in the Oxford University Press HUMSOC referencing style?

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, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Rowling, J. K. (1997). Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone., 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in Oxford University Press HUMSOC looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

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

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)

Citing a website in Oxford University Press HUMSOC reference style

Here’s an Oxford University Press HUMSOC example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000). “Title.”. Publisher. Retrieved September 18, 2019, 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 September 18, 2019, 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

Here’s a Oxford University Press HUMSOC citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000). “Title.” YouTube. Retrieved September 18, 2019, from
So how to cite a video Oxford University Press HUMSOC?
Pixar. (2015). “Pizza Clip — Inside Out.” YouTube. Retrieved September 18, 2019, 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

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?

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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