Palaeontology Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Palaeontology 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 Palaeontology.

How do you cite a book in the Palaeontology referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Palaeontology using placeholders:
LAST NAME, F. N. 2000. Title. In EDITOR LAST NAME, E. F. N. (ed.) Publisher, City.
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:
ROWLING, J. K. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London.
And an in-text citation book citation in Palaeontology looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

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

Here’s a Palaeontology journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F. 2000. Title. Container, 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 Palaeontology:
PETIT, C. and SIEFFERMANN, J. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18, 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

Citing a website in Palaeontology reference style

Here’s an Palaeontology example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. Title. Downloaded from https://www.example.com on 18 September 2019. Publisher.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
TRAN, M. 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Downloaded from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 on 18 September 2019. The Guardian.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Palaeontology

Here’s a Palaeontology citation YouTube video example:
CHANNELNAME. 2000. Title. YouTube. Downloaded from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX on 18 September 2019.
So how to cite a video Palaeontology?
PIXAR. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Downloaded from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ on 18 September 2019.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Palaeontology 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 Palaeontology.
LASTNAME, F. 2000. Title. .
Podcast referencing example in Palaeontology using “This American Life” episode 640:
THIS AMERICAN LIFE. 2018. 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 Palaeontology referencing style?

An example song citation in Palaeontology.
LASTNAME, F. 2000. Song Title. .
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Palaeontology:
THE BEATLES. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. .
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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