Interchange Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Interchange style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Interchange 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 Interchange.

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

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Interchange format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Interchange citation format.

Here’s a Interchange 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 Interchange:
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 Interchange 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 Interchange

Here’s an Interchange example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com. Accessed 3 October 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 3 October 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Interchange in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in Interchange

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

How to cite a podcast using Interchange referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in Interchange, here’s how

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 Interchange.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com. Accessed 3 October 2022
Podcast referencing example in Interchange using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 3 October 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 Interchange 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 Interchange

An example song citation in Interchange.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com. Accessed 3 October 2022
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Interchange:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 3 October 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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