Philosophical Explorations Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Philosophical Explorations style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Philosophical Explorations 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 Philosophical Explorations.

cite Philosophical Explorations  — Referencing Guide



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

A book citation in Philosophical Explorations 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 Philosophical Explorations using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. 2000. Title. Edited by Editor First Name Editor Last Name. 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:
Philosophical Explorations citation:
Angelou, Maya. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Philosophical Explorations looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Philosophical Explorations citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Philosophical Explorations format?

An Philosophical Explorations citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a Philosophical Explorations journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Container Volume (Issue). Journal Name: pages Used. doi: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 Philosophical Explorations:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. 2007. “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?” 18 (1). Food Quality and Preference: 161-172. doi: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 Philosophical Explorations 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 Philosophical Explorations

Here’s an Philosophical Explorations example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Publisher. 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”. The Guardian. 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 Philosophical Explorations in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in Philosophical Explorations

Here’s a Philosophical Explorations citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. “Title”. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video Philosophical Explorations?
Pixar. 2015. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”. YouTube. 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 Philosophical Explorations referencing style

Are you listening to a podcast and you want to use it in your essay or presentation? Here’s how to cite it in Philosophical Explorations

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 Philosophical Explorations.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Publisher. http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in Philosophical Explorations using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. “640: Five Women”. WBEZ Radio. 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 Philosophical Explorations referencing style?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in Philosophical Explorations is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

An example song citation in Philosophical Explorations.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Philosophical Explorations:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. 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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