HAND Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in HAND style?

This is the Citationsy guide to HAND 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 HAND.

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

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

Here’s an example book citation in HAND using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN, editor. City: Publisher; 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
HAND citation:
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Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House; 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in HAND looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in HAND format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in HAND

Here’s a HAND journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container [Internet]. Journal Name; 2000Jan.1 [cited 2022 May 22];Volume(Issue):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 HAND:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. [Internet]. Food Quality and Preference; 2007Jan.1 [cited 2022 May 22];18(1):161-72. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in HAND

Here’s an HAND example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2022 May 22]. 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:
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Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. The Guardian; 2008 [cited 2022 May 22]. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video HAND in 2022

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

Here’s a HAND citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube. 2000 [cited 2022 May 22]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video HAND?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [Internet]. YouTube. 2015 [cited 2022 May 22]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using HAND referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in HAND, here’s how

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 HAND.
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Lastname F. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2022 May 22]. http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in HAND using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. WBEZ Radio; 2018 [cited 2022 May 22]. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using HAND 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 HAND

An example song citation in HAND.
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Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. Album. 2000 [cited 2022 May 22]. http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in HAND:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. Abbey Road. 1969 [cited 2022 May 22]. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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