American Mineralogist Referencing Guide

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

Here’s an example citation using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N. (2000) Title, Edition. (E.F.N. Editor Last Name, Ed.). Publisher, City.
So if we want to cite “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. Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Rowling 1997)

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

Here’s an example citation using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F. (2000) Title. Container, Volume, pages Used.
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., and Sieffermann, J. (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18, 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

Citing a website in American Mineralogist reference style

Here’s an example citation using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F. (2000, January 1) Title. Publisher.
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. The Guardian.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

How to cite a podcast using American Mineralogist referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work. Here’s how to do it in American Mineralogist.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1) Title. Publisher.
Podcast referencing example in American Mineralogist using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018, March 2) 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 American Mineralogist referencing style?

An example song citation in American Mineralogist.
Lastname, F. (2000) Song Title. Album.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album:
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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