Global Discourse Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Global Discourse style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Global Discourse 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 Global Discourse.

cite Global Discourse  — Referencing Guide



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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Global Discourse

Here’s an example book citation in Global Discourse 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:
Global Discourse 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 Global Discourse looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Global Discourse citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Global Discourse format?

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

Here’s a Global Discourse 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 Global Discourse:
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 Global Discourse style?

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

Here’s an Global Discourse 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 Global Discourse in 2022

Have you discovered something while watching a Youtube channel or video and would like to know how to reference it in Global Discourse? Here’s how

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

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a podcast episode in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in Global Discourse

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 Global Discourse.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Publisher. http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in Global Discourse 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 Global Discourse referencing style?

You might be listening to a song or lyrics from a song you want to cite in an essay or presentation. This is how to easily cite a song in Global Discourse

An example song citation in Global Discourse.
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 Global Discourse:
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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