ISO-690 (author-date, English) Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to ISO-690 (author-date, English) 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 ISO-690 (author-date, English).

How to do citations in ISO-690 (author-date, English) style?
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How do you cite a book in the ISO-690 (author-date, English) referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in ISO-690 (author-date, English) using placeholders:
LAST NAME, First Name, 2000. Title. Edition. City: Publisher. ISBN ISBN.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
ISO-690 (author-date, English) citation:
ROWLING, Joanne K., 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. ISBN 0747532699.
And an in-text citation book citation in ISO-690 (author-date, English) looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the ISO-690 (author-date, English) citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in ISO-690 (author-date, English) format?

Here’s a ISO-690 (author-date, English) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname, 2000. Title. Container [online]. 1 January 2000. Vol. Volume, no. Issue, p. pages Used. [Accessed 7 August 2020]. DOI DOI. Available from: URL
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 ISO-690 (author-date, English):
PETIT, C. and SIEFFERMANN, J.M., 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. [online]. 1 January 2007. Vol. 18, no. 1, p. 161-172. [Accessed 7 August 2020]. DOI 10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit, Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in ISO-690 (author-date, English) style?

Here’s an ISO-690 (author-date, English) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname, 2000. Title. [online]. 1 January 2000. [Accessed 7 August 2020]. Available from: https://www.example.com
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
TRAN, Mark, 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. [online]. 5 November 2008. [Accessed 7 August 2020]. Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video ISO-690 (author-date, English)

Here’s a ISO-690 (author-date, English) citation YouTube video example:
CHANNELNAME, 2000. Title. YouTube [online]. 1 January 2000. [Accessed 7 August 2020]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video ISO-690 (author-date, English)?
PIXAR, 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube [online]. 3 June 2015. [Accessed 7 August 2020]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using ISO-690 (author-date, English) 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 ISO-690 (author-date, English).
LASTNAME, Firstname, 2000. Title [online]. 1 January 2000. Publisher. [Accessed 7 August 2020]. Available from: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in ISO-690 (author-date, English) using “This American Life” episode 640:
THIS AMERICAN LIFE, 2018. 640: Five Women [online]. 2 March 2018. WBEZ Radio. [Accessed 7 August 2020]. Available from: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using ISO-690 (author-date, English) referencing style?

An example song citation in ISO-690 (author-date, English).
LASTNAME, Firstname, 2000. Song Title [online]. 1 January 2000. [Accessed 7 August 2020]. Available from: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in ISO-690 (author-date, English):
THE BEATLES, 1969. Here Comes the Sun [online]. 26 September 1969. [Accessed 7 August 2020]. Available from: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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