Ampersand Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in Ampersand style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Ampersand 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 Ampersand.

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How do you cite a book in the Ampersand referencing style? (2023 Guide)

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 Ampersand

Here’s an example book citation in Ampersand using placeholders:
[1]
F.N. Last Name, Title, Edition, Publisher, City, 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Ampersand citation:
[1]
M. Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed., Random House, New York, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Ampersand looks like this: [1]


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How to reference a journal article in the Ampersand citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Ampersand format?

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

Here’s a Ampersand journal citation example using placeholders:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F., Title, Container. Volume (2000) 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 in Ampersand:
[1]
C. Petit, J. Sieffermann, Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18 (2007) 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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How to cite a website in a paper in Ampersand style?

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), webpage title, website title, institution/publisher, publication date, and DOI or URL. Here’s how to cite it properly in Ampersand

Here’s an Ampersand example website reference:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., Title, (2000). https://www.example.com (accessed February 2, 2023).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
[1]
M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, (2008). https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed February 2, 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Ampersand in 2023

If you’ve previously cited a video from a website in Ampersand, then the process for citing a video from YouTube is basically the same. Here’s how to do it

Here’s a Ampersand citation YouTube video example:
[1]
ChannelName, Title, YouTube. (2000). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed February 2, 2023).
So how to cite a video Ampersand?
[1]
Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, YouTube. (2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed February 2, 2023).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Ampersand referencing style

As the world goes digital, so does the way we learn. Podcasts have become an increasingly common source of knowledge. Here’s how to cite a podcast episode in Ampersand

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 Ampersand.
[1]
F. Lastname, Title, (2000). http://www.example.com (accessed February 2, 2023).
Podcast referencing example in Ampersand using “This American Life” episode 640:
[1]
This American Life, 640: Five Women, (2018). https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed February 2, 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a piece of music or a song using Ampersand referencing style?

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

An example song citation in Ampersand.
[1]
F. Lastname, Song Title, 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed February 2, 2023).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Ampersand:
[1]
The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed February 2, 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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