Canadian Public Policy Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Canadian Public Policy style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Canadian Public Policy 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 Canadian Public Policy.

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How do you cite a book in the Canadian Public Policy referencing style? (2022 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Canadian Public Policy

Here’s an example book citation in Canadian Public Policy using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. 2000. Title. Ed. E. F. N. Editor Last Name. 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:
Canadian Public Policy citation:
Angelou, M. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Canadian Public Policy looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Canadian Public Policy citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Canadian Public Policy format?

An Canadian Public Policy 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 Canadian Public Policy 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 Canadian Public Policy:
Petit, C., … J. Sieffermann. 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 and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Canadian Public Policy style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Canadian Public Policy is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an Canadian Public Policy example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., … Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. “Title”. Publisher. 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. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”. The Guardian. 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 Canadian Public Policy 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 Canadian Public Policy

Here’s a Canadian Public Policy citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. “Title”. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video Canadian Public Policy?
Pixar. 2015. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”. YouTube. 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 Canadian Public Policy referencing style

Citing a podcast in Canadian Public Policy 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 Canadian Public Policy.
Lastname, F. 2000. “Title”. Publisher.
Podcast referencing example in Canadian Public Policy using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. “640: Five Women”. WBEZ Radio.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Canadian Public Policy referencing style?

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in Canadian Public Policy

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