Differentiation Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Differentiation style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Differentiation 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 Differentiation.

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How do you cite a book in the Differentiation referencing style? (2022 Guide)

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

Here’s an example book citation in Differentiation 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:
Differentiation 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 Differentiation looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Differentiation format?

Have you come across a research paper or journal article you would like to cite in your own research? Here’s how to do it in Differentiation

Here’s a Differentiation 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 Differentiation:
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)

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

If you’re writing a research paper, you’ll likely do a fair amount of research online. If you have websites that you want to use as sources for your paper in Differentiation, follow this simple guide

Here’s an Differentiation example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., 2000. Title [WWW Document]. URL https://www.example.com (accessed 5.27.2022).
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 5.27.2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Differentiation in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Differentiation, all you need it the following

Here’s a Differentiation citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, 2000. Title [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 5.27.2022).
So how to cite a video Differentiation?
Pixar, 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 5.27.2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Differentiation referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Differentiation, all you need to do is the following

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 Differentiation.
Lastname, F., 2000. Title.
Podcast referencing example in Differentiation 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)

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

You might be listening to a song or lyrics from a song you want to cite in an essay or presentation. This is how to easily cite a song in Differentiation

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