Humanities Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Humanities style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Humanities 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 Humanities.

cite Humanities  — Referencing Guide



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

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

Here’s an example book citation in Humanities using placeholders:
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Last Name, F.N. Title; Editor Last Name, E.F.N., Ed.; Edition.; Publisher: City, 2000; ISBN ISBN.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Humanities citation:
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Angelou, M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; 1st ed.; Random House: New York, 1969; ISBN 9780375507892.
And an in-text citation book citation in Humanities looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the Humanities citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Humanities format?

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

Here’s a Humanities journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA.F.; Author3 LastnameA.F. Title. Container 2000, Volume, pages Used.
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 Humanities:
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Petit, C.; Sieffermann, J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 2007, 18, 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in Humanities style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in Humanities. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an Humanities example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F.; Author2 LastnameA.F. Title Available online: https://www.example.com (accessed on Jul.1, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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Tran, M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President Available online: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed on Jul.1, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Humanities in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Humanities, all you need it the following

Here’s a Humanities citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName Title Available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed on Jul.1, 2022).
So how to cite a video Humanities?
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Pixar Pizza Clip — Inside Out Available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed on Jul.1, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Humanities 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 Humanities

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 Humanities.
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Lastname, F. Title 2000.
Podcast referencing example in Humanities using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life 640: Five Women 2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Humanities 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 Humanities

An example song citation in Humanities.
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Lastname, F. Song Title; 2000;.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Humanities:
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The Beatles Here Comes the Sun; 1969;.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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