American Family Physician Referencing Guide

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

How do you cite a book in the American Family Physician referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in American Family Physician using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN, editor. City: Publisher; 2000.
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:
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Rowling JK. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc; 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in American Family Physician looks like this: (1)

How to reference a journal article in the American Family Physician citation style?

Here’s an journal article reference in American Family Physician using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container [Internet]. 2000Jan.1 [cited 2019Jun.18];Volume(Issue):pages Used. Available from: URL
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:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. [Internet]. 2007Jan.1 [cited 2019Jun.18];18(1):161-72. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

Citing a website in American Family Physician reference style

Here’s an American Family Physician example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2019Jun.18]. Available from: https://www.example.com
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. The Guardian; 2008 [cited 2019Jun.18]. Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

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How to cite a podcast using American Family Physician 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 American Family Physician.
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Lastname F. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2019Jun.18]. Available from: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in American Family Physician using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. WBEZ Radio; 2018 [cited 2019Jun.18]. Available from: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using American Family Physician referencing style?

An example song citation in American Family Physician.
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Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. Album. 2000 [cited 2019Jun.18]. Available from: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in American Family Physician:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. Abbey Road. 1969 [cited 2019Jun.18]. Available from: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)


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