Empirica Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Empirica style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Empirica 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 Empirica.

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

To create a basic works-cited-list entry for a book in Empirica follow these simple steps

Here’s an example book citation in Empirica using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title, Edition. 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:
Empirica citation:
Angelou M (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st edn.. Random House, New York
And an in-text citation book citation in Empirica looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Empirica format?

Citing formats are used to recognize related literary pieces and to mention references used. To cite any paper in Empirica, follow these easy steps

Here’s a Empirica journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF (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 Empirica:
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 Empirica style?

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

Here’s an Empirica example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed 22 May 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. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 22 May 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Empirica in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in Empirica

Here’s a Empirica citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 22 May 2022
So how to cite a video Empirica?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 22 May 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Empirica referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Empirica, this is what you’ll need

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 Empirica.
Lastname F (2000) Title
Podcast referencing example in Empirica 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 Empirica referencing style?

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in Empirica

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


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