Cambridge University Press (author-date) Referencing Guide
(updated Aug 2022)


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How to do citations in Cambridge University Press (author-date) style?

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).

cite Cambridge University Press (author-date)  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Cambridge University Press (author-date) referencing style? (2022 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Cambridge University Press (author-date)

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, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Cambridge University Press (author-date) citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st edn, New York: Random House, .
And an in-text citation book citation in Cambridge University Press (author-date) looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Cambridge University Press (author-date) format?

To write a research paper, you need to incorporate sources. This means that you have to know how to format the sources in your academic paper. To cite someone else’s paper in Cambridge University Press (author-date) in your research, follow these simple steps.

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)

How to cite a website in a paper in Cambridge University Press (author-date) style?

Have you found a credible website you want to cite in Cambridge University Press (author-date) to include in your research paper or presentation? Here’s how

Here’s an Cambridge University Press (author-date) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved August 8, 2022, 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 August 8, 2022, 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) in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in Cambridge University Press (author-date)

Here’s a Cambridge University Press (author-date) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved August 8, 2022, 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 August 8, 2022, 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

Citing a podcast in Cambridge University Press (author-date) is pretty straight forward. Here’s how you can do it

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?

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in Cambridge University Press (author-date)

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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