Early Years Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Early Years style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Early Years 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 Early Years.

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

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

Here’s an example book citation in Early Years using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. 2000. Title. Edited by Editor First Name 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:
Early Years citation:
Angelou, Maya. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Early Years looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Early Years citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Early Years format?

To cite a research paper or journal article following the Early Years formatting guide, follow these easy steps

Here’s a Early Years journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Container Volume (Issue). Journal Name: pages Used. doi: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 Early Years:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. 2007. “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?” 18 (1). Food Quality and Preference: 161-172. doi: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 Early Years style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in Early Years. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an Early Years example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 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, Mark. 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 Early Years in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in Early Years

Here’s a Early Years citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. “Title”. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video Early Years?
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 Early Years referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in Early Years

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 Early Years.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Publisher. http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in Early Years using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. “640: Five Women”. WBEZ Radio. 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 Early Years referencing style?

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in Early Years

An example song citation in Early Years.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Early Years:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. 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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