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American Political Science Association Referencing Guide

How to do citations in American Political Science Association style?

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.

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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in American Political Science Association

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, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
American Political Science Association citation:
Angelou, Maya. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in American Political Science Association looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in American Political Science Association format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in American Political Science Association

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 (January 26, 2022).
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 (January 26, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in American Political Science Association style?

Citing your sources is a necessary part of any research paper. To cite a website in American Political Science Association this is what you need

Here’s an American Political Science Association example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000.“Title.” https://www.example.com (January 26, 2022).
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 (January 26, 2022).
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

Citing a video from YouTube may appear more difficult than citing a book because YouTube has so much information. But the process is quite simple, here’s how to do it in 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 (January 26, 2022).
So how to cite a video American Political Science Association?
Pixar. 2015.“Pizza Clip — Inside Out.” YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (January 26, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using American Political Science Association referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in American Political Science Association, this is what you’ll need

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 (January 26, 2022).
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 (January 26, 2022).
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?

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

An example song citation in American Political Science Association.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Album Song Title. http://www.example.com (January 26, 2022).
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 (January 26, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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