Human Studies Referencing Guide

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.

How to do citations in Human Studies style?
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How do you cite a book in the Human Studies referencing style?

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?

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?

Here’s an Human Studies example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com. Accessed 1 December 2021
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 1 December 2021
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Human Studies

Here’s a Human Studies citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 1 December 2021
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 1 December 2021
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Human Studies referencing style

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 1 December 2021
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 1 December 2021
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?

An example song citation in Human Studies.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com. Accessed 1 December 2021
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 1 December 2021
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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