Cambridge University Press (author-date) Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Cambridge University Press (author-date) 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 Cambridge University Press (author-date).

How do you cite a book in the Cambridge University Press (author-date) referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Cambridge University Press (author-date) using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title. (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.), Edition, 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, J. K. (1997). Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 1st edn, London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in Cambridge University Press (author-date) looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Cambridge University Press (author-date) citation style?

Here’s a Cambridge University Press (author-date) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), 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 Cambridge University Press (author-date):
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18(1), 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann 2007)

Citing a website in Cambridge University Press (author-date) reference style

Here’s an Cambridge University Press (author-date) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://www.example.com
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. Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Cambridge University Press (author-date)

Here’s a Cambridge University Press (author-date) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Cambridge University Press (author-date)?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Cambridge University Press (author-date) 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 Cambridge University Press (author-date).
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title, Publisher. Retrieved from http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Cambridge University Press (author-date) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women, WBEZ Radio. Retrieved from https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Cambridge University Press (author-date) referencing style?

An example song citation in Cambridge University Press (author-date).
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. Retrieved from http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Cambridge University Press (author-date):
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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