Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) 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 Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date).

How to do citations in Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) style?
cite Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date)  — Referencing Guide

How do you cite a book in the Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) using placeholders:
Last Name FN. Title. Edition. City: Publisher; 2000.
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:
Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) citation:
Rowling JK. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc; 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) format?

Here’s a Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container 2000;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 Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date):
Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 2007;18:161-72. 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 Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) style?

Here’s an Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title 2000. https://www.example.com (accessed August 3, 2020).
To reference the article located at this link:
on The Guardian website:
Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President 2008. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed August 3, 2020).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date)

Here’s a Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. Title. YouTube 2000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed August 3, 2020).
So how to cite a video Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date)?
Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed August 3, 2020).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) 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 Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date).
Lastname F. Title 2000.
Podcast referencing example in Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 640: Five Women 2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date) referencing style?

An example song citation in Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date).
Lastname F. Song Title. 2000.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Elsevier - Vancouver (author-date):
The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. 1969.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)

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