ISO-690 (author-date, English) Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in ISO-690 (author-date, English) style?

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).

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



How do you cite a book in the ISO-690 (author-date, English) 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 ISO-690 (author-date, English)

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, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
ISO-690 (author-date, English) citation:
ANGELOU, Maya, 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1. New York: Random House. ISBN 9780375507892.
And an in-text citation book citation in ISO-690 (author-date, English) looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the ISO-690 (author-date, English) citation 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 25 September 2022]. 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 25 September 2022]. 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?

Have you found a credible website you want to cite in ISO-690 (author-date, English) to include in your research paper or presentation? Here’s how

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 25 September 2022]. 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 25 September 2022]. 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) 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 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 25 September 2022]. 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 25 September 2022]. 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

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a podcast episode in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in ISO-690 (author-date, English)

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 25 September 2022]. 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 25 September 2022]. 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?

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in ISO-690 (author-date, English)

An example song citation in ISO-690 (author-date, English).
LASTNAME, Firstname, 2000. Song Title [online]. 1 January 2000. [Accessed 25 September 2022]. 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 25 September 2022]. 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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