Human Nature Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in Human Nature style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Human Nature 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 Human Nature.

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

A book citation in Human Nature 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 Human Nature 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:
Human Nature 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 Human Nature looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Human Nature citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Human Nature format?

To cite a research paper or journal article following the Human Nature formatting guide, follow these easy steps

Here’s a Human Nature 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 Human Nature:
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 Human Nature 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 Human Nature

Here’s an Human Nature example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com. Accessed 30 September 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 30 September 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Human Nature 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 Human Nature

Here’s a Human Nature citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 30 September 2022
So how to cite a video Human Nature?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 30 September 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Human Nature referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Human Nature, 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 Human Nature.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com. Accessed 30 September 2022
Podcast referencing example in Human Nature using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 30 September 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 Human Nature 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 Human Nature

An example song citation in Human Nature.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com. Accessed 30 September 2022
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Human Nature:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 30 September 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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