American Political Science Association Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to American Political Science Association 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 Political Science Association.

How do you cite a book in the American Political Science Association referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in American Political Science Association using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. 2000. Title. Edition. Editor First Name Editor Last Nameed. . 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, Joanne K. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in American Political Science Association looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the American Political Science Association citation style?

Here’s a American Political Science Association journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000.“Title.” Container Volume(Issue): pages Used. URL (August 17, 2019).
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 Political Science Association:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. 2007.“Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?.” 18(1): 161-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008 (August 17, 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

Citing a website in American Political Science Association reference style

Here’s an American Political Science Association example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000.“Title.” https://www.example.com (August 17, 2019).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, Mark. 2008.“Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (August 17, 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video American Political Science Association

Here’s a American Political Science Association citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000.“Title.” YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (August 17, 2019).
So how to cite a video American Political Science Association?
Pixar. 2015.“Pizza Clip — Inside Out.” YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (August 17, 2019).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using American Political Science Association 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 Political Science Association.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000.“Title.” http://www.example.com (August 17, 2019).
Podcast referencing example in American Political Science Association using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018.“640: Five Women.” https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (August 17, 2019).
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 Political Science Association referencing style?

An example song citation in American Political Science Association.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Album Song Title. http://www.example.com (August 17, 2019).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in American Political Science Association:
The Beatles. 1969. Abbey Road Here Comes the Sun. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (August 17, 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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