Digital Investigation Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Digital Investigation 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 Digital Investigation.

How do you cite a book in the Digital Investigation referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Digital Investigation using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N., 2000. Title, Edition. ed. Publisher, City.
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 ed. Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London.
And an in-text citation book citation in Digital Investigation looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Digital Investigation citation style?

Here’s a Digital Investigation 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 Digital Investigation:
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)

Citing a website in Digital Investigation reference style

Here’s an Digital Investigation example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., 2000. Title [WWW Document]. URL https://www.example.com (accessed 7.16.2019).
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 7.16.2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Digital Investigation

Here’s a Digital Investigation citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, 2000. Title [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 7.16.2019).
So how to cite a video Digital Investigation?
Pixar, 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 7.16.2019).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Digital Investigation 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 Digital Investigation.
Lastname, F., 2000. Title.
Podcast referencing example in Digital Investigation 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 Digital Investigation referencing style?

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