American Geophysical Union Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in American Geophysical Union style?

This is the Citationsy guide to American Geophysical Union 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 American Geophysical Union.

cite American Geophysical Union  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the American Geophysical Union referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Are you writing a research paper and want to include the works you found in a book? Here’s a simple guide to do it in American Geophysical Union:

Here’s an example book citation in American Geophysical Union 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:
American Geophysical Union 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 American Geophysical Union looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the American Geophysical Union citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in American Geophysical Union format?

To write a research paper, you need to incorporate sources. This means that you have to know how to format the sources in your academic paper. To cite someone else’s paper in American Geophysical Union in your research, follow these simple steps.

Here’s a American Geophysical Union journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. https://doi.org/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 American Geophysical Union:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18(1), 161-172. https://doi.org/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 American Geophysical Union style?

I found a useful website and want to cite information from it in my paper. How do I reference in American Geophysical Union? Here’s a simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an American Geophysical Union example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved October 7, 2022, 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:
Tran, M. (2008, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Retrieved October 7, 2022, from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video American Geophysical Union in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in American Geophysical Union

Here’s a American Geophysical Union citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved October 7, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video American Geophysical Union?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Retrieved October 7, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using American Geophysical Union referencing style

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a podcast episode in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in American Geophysical Union

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 Geophysical Union.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. Retrieved from http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in American Geophysical Union using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Retrieved from https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using American Geophysical Union referencing style?

You might be listening to a song or lyrics from a song you want to cite in an essay or presentation. This is how to easily cite a song in American Geophysical Union

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


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