Heredity Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Heredity style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Heredity 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 Heredity.

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

A book citation in Heredity always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Heredity format?

Have you come across a research paper or journal article you would like to cite in your own research? Here’s how to do it in Heredity

Here’s a Heredity journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF (2000). Title. Container Volume: pages Used.
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 Heredity:
Petit C, Sieffermann J (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18: 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Heredity 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 Heredity

Here’s an Heredity example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000). Title.
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.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Heredity in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in Heredity

Here’s a Heredity citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000). Title. YouTube.
So how to cite a video Heredity?
Pixar (2015). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Heredity referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in Heredity

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

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in Heredity

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


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