Human Relations Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in Human Relations style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Human Relations 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 Relations.

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

A book citation in Human Relations 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 Relations using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN (ed.). 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 Relations 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 Relations looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)


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

How do you cite scientific papers in Human Relations format?

An Human Relations 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 Human Relations journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container Volume(Issue). Journal Name: pages Used. DOI: 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 Relations:
Petit C and Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1). Food Quality and Preference: 161-172. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)


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How to cite a website in a paper in Human Relations style?

Have you found a credible website you want to cite in Human Relations to include in your research paper or presentation? Here’s how

Here’s an Human Relations example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Publisher. Available at: https://www.example.com (accessed 3 February 2023).
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. The Guardian. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed 3 February 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Human Relations in 2023

Have you discovered something while watching a Youtube channel or video and would like to know how to reference it in Human Relations? Here’s how

Here’s a Human Relations citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 3 February 2023).
So how to cite a video Human Relations?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 3 February 2023).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Human Relations referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in Human Relations

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 Relations.
Lastname F (2000) Title. Publisher. Available at: http://www.example.com (accessed 3 February 2023).
Podcast referencing example in Human Relations using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Available at: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed 3 February 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

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How to cite a piece of music or a song using Human Relations 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 Human Relations

An example song citation in Human Relations.
Lastname F (2000) Song Title. Album. Available at: http://www.example.com (accessed 3 February 2023).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Human Relations:
The Beatles (1969) Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed 3 February 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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