American Mineralogist Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in American Mineralogist style?

This is the Citationsy guide to American Mineralogist 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 Mineralogist.

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

To create a basic works-cited-list entry for a book in American Mineralogist follow these simple steps

Here’s an example book citation in American Mineralogist using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N. (2000) Title, Edition. (E.F.N. Editor Last Name, Ed.). Publisher, City.
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 Mineralogist citation:
Angelou, M. (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed. Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in American Mineralogist looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in American Mineralogist format?

An American Mineralogist citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a American Mineralogist journal citation example 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 in American Mineralogist:
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)

How to cite a website in a paper in American Mineralogist style?

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

Here’s an American Mineralogist example website reference:
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)

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How to cite a YouTube video American Mineralogist in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in American Mineralogist

Here’s a American Mineralogist citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000, January 1) Title. YouTube.
So how to cite a video American Mineralogist?
Pixar (2015, June 3) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using American Mineralogist referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in American Mineralogist

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 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?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in American Mineralogist is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

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 in American Mineralogist:
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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