Human Studies Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in Human Studies style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Human Studies 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 Studies.

cite Human Studies  — Referencing Guide



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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Human Studies

Here’s an example book citation in Human Studies 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 Studies 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 Studies looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Human Studies format?

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

Here’s a Human Studies 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 Studies:
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 Studies style?

When listing Internet sources in your References or Works Cited, the most important thing to remember is that your goal is to make it easy for a reader to check and consult your sources. Here’s how to cite a website in Human Studies

Here’s an Human Studies 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 Studies in 2022

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

Here’s a Human Studies 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 Studies?
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 Studies 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 Human Studies

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 Studies.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com. Accessed 30 September 2022
Podcast referencing example in Human Studies 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 Studies referencing style?

Many people think that referencing songs or lyrics to songs isn’t common practise. That’s why we’re here to make it as simple and easy for you to reference a song in Human Studies. This is all you need

An example song citation in Human Studies.
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 Studies:
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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