Diplo Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in Diplo style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Diplo 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 Diplo.

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

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

Here’s an example book citation in Diplo using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title, Edition.Editor Last Name EFN [ed]. 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:
Diplo 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 Diplo looks like this: (Angelou, , 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Diplo 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 Diplo

Here’s a Diplo journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container, 1 January Volume(Issue). Available at URL [accessed 25 September 2022].
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 Diplo:
Petit C and Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. , 1 January 18(1). Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008 [accessed 25 September 2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, , 2007)

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

Have you found a credible website you want to cite in Diplo to include in your research paper or presentation? Here’s how

Here’s an Diplo example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. 1 January. Available at https://www.example.com [accessed 25 September 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. 5 November. Available at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 [accessed 25 September 2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, , 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Diplo in 2022

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a YouTube video in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in Diplo

Here’s a Diplo citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. YouTube, 1 January. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX [accessed 25 September 2022].
So how to cite a video Diplo?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube, 3 June. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ [accessed 25 September 2022].
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, , 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Diplo referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in Diplo

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 Diplo.
Lastname F (2000) Title. Available at http://www.example.com [accessed 25 September 2022].
Podcast referencing example in Diplo using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women. Available at https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women [accessed 25 September 2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, , 2018)

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

Have you found a song you would like to cite and include in your essay? Here’s how to cite a song in Diplo

An example song citation in Diplo.
Lastname F (2000) Song Title [audio recording]. Available at http://www.example.com [accessed 25 September 2022].
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Diplo:
The Beatles (1969) Here Comes the Sun [audio recording]. Available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 [accessed 25 September 2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, , 1969)


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