Higher Education Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Higher Education style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Higher Education 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 Higher Education.

cite Higher Education  — Referencing Guide



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

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

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

How to reference a journal article in the Higher Education citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Higher Education format?

Citing a research paper or journal article in Higher Education is pretty straightforward. Here’s how

Here’s a Higher Education journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. 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 Higher Education:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18(1), 161-172. 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 Higher Education style?

I found a useful website and want to cite information from it in my paper. How do I reference in Higher Education? Here’s a simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an Higher Education example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com. Accessed 27 May 2022
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. (2008, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 27 May 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Higher Education in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in Higher Education

Here’s a Higher Education citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 27 May 2022
So how to cite a video Higher Education?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 27 May 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Higher Education 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 Higher Education, 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 Higher Education.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com. Accessed 27 May 2022
Podcast referencing example in Higher Education using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 27 May 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

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

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in Higher Education

An example song citation in Higher Education.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com. Accessed 27 May 2022
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Higher Education:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 27 May 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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