Anthropocene Referencing Guide
(updated Jan 2023)


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How to do citations in Anthropocene style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Anthropocene 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 Anthropocene.

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

A book citation in Anthropocene always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in Anthropocene using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N., 2000. Title, Edition. 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:
Anthropocene 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 Anthropocene looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)


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

How do you cite scientific papers in Anthropocene format?

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


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

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

Here’s an Anthropocene example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., 2000. Title [WWW Document]. URL https://www.example.com (accessed 1.28.2023).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M., 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [WWW Document]. URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed 1.28.2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Anthropocene in 2023

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in Anthropocene

Here’s a Anthropocene citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, 2000. Title [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 1.28.2023).
So how to cite a video Anthropocene?
Pixar, 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 1.28.2023).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Anthropocene 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 Anthropocene

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 Anthropocene.
Lastname, F., 2000. Title.
Podcast referencing example in Anthropocene using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, 2018. 640: Five Women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

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

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in Anthropocene

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