American Geophysical Union Referencing Guide

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, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in American Geophysical Union.

How do you cite a book in the American Geophysical Union referencing style?

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, “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 American Geophysical Union looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

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

Here’s an journal article reference in American Geophysical Union 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:
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)

Citing a website in American Geophysical Union reference style

Here’s an American Geophysical Union example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved June 18, 2019, 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 June 18, 2019, 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 podcast using American Geophysical Union 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 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?

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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