Hereditas Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in Hereditas style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Hereditas 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 Hereditas.

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How do you cite a book in the Hereditas referencing style? (2023 Guide)

When writing an academic paper, you will surely come across the challenge of citing a book properly. Here’s how to do it in Hereditas:

Here’s an example book citation in Hereditas using placeholders:
1. 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:
Hereditas citation:
1. Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House; 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Hereditas looks like this: [1]


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

How do you cite scientific papers in Hereditas format?

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

Here’s a Hereditas journal citation example using placeholders:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container [Internet]. Journal Name; 2000 [cited 2023Feb.2];Volume:pages Used. URL
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 Hereditas:
1. Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. [Internet]. Food Quality and Preference; 2007 [cited 2023Feb.2];18:161-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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

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

Here’s an Hereditas example website reference:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2023Feb.2]. 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:
1. Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. The Guardian; 2008 [cited 2023Feb.2]. 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 Hereditas in 2023

If you’ve previously cited a video from a website in Hereditas, then the process for citing a video from YouTube is basically the same. Here’s how to do it

Here’s a Hereditas citation YouTube video example:
1. ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube. 2000 [cited 2023Feb.2]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Hereditas?
1. Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [Internet]. YouTube. 2015 [cited 2023Feb.2]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Hereditas referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Hereditas, 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 Hereditas.
1. Lastname F. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2023Feb.2]. http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Hereditas using “This American Life” episode 640:
1. This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. WBEZ Radio; 2018 [cited 2023Feb.2]. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a piece of music or a song using Hereditas referencing style?

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in Hereditas

An example song citation in Hereditas.
1. Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. Album. 2000 [cited 2023Feb.2]. http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Hereditas:
1. The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. Abbey Road. 1969 [cited 2023Feb.2]. 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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