How to cite a Song in Vancouver (author-date)

Use this template to cite a Song in the Vancouver (author-date) citation style.

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Citation Guide: Song in Vancouver (author-date)
Reference a Song in Vancouver (author-date)

How do you cite a Song in the Vancouver (author-date) referencing style?

Here’s an example Song citation in Vancouver (author-date) using placeholders.
Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. Album. 2000 [cited 2021May17]. Available from:
So if we want to cite, for example, “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album we’d do so like this:

Vancouver (author-date) song citation:
The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. Abbey Road. 1969 [cited 2021May17]. Available from:
Citing websites and links in Vancouver (author-date) is much easier with the Citationsy Chrome Extension And an in-text citation song reference in Vancouver (author-date) looks like this:
(The Beatles 1969)

Frequently Asked Questions — Vancouver (author-date) Song Referencing

How do I cite a Song in Vancouver (author-date)?

You can very easily reference a Song in the “Vancouver (author-date)” referencing style by using the guide above as your guideline.

Is there a way to automatically cite a Song?

Yes — Use a Vancouver (author-date) reference generator, like Citationsy for example.

How do you reference a Song in Vancouver (author-date)?

The Vancouver (author-date) reference for a Song is done by several different rules — please see the example on this page.

How do you in-text reference a Song in Vancouver (author-date)?

An in-text reference for a Song in Vancouver (author-date) is done like this:
(Lastname 2000)
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