Herpetologica Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in Herpetologica style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Herpetologica 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 Herpetologica.

cite Herpetologica  — Referencing Guide



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

Have you come across fiction, non-fiction, history, novel or any other book and you want to include it in your works-cited-list in Herpetologica? This is how.

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Herpetologica format?

An Herpetologica citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a Herpetologica journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. Container Volume:pages Used. DOI: 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 Herpetologica:
Petit, C., and J. Sieffermann. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18:161-172. DOI: 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 Herpetologica style?

Citing your sources is a necessary part of any research paper. To cite a website in Herpetologica this is what you need

Here’s an Herpetologica example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. Available at 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, M. 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Available at 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 Herpetologica in 2022

Citing a video from YouTube may appear more difficult than citing a book because YouTube has so much information. But the process is quite simple, here’s how to do it in Herpetologica

Here’s a Herpetologica citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video Herpetologica?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Available at 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 Herpetologica referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Herpetologica, all you need to do is the following

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 Herpetologica.
Lastname, F. 2000. Title.
Podcast referencing example in Herpetologica 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 Herpetologica referencing style?

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in Herpetologica

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


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