Political Studies Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Political Studies 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 Political Studies.

How do you cite a book in the Political Studies referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Political Studies using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000) Title, Edition. (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, ed.)City: Publisher.
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, 1st edition. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in Political Studies looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Political Studies citation style?

Here’s a Political Studies journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000) ‘Title’ [online], Container, Volume(Issue), pages UsedJournal Name. Retrieved 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 Political Studies:
Petit, C. and Sieffermann, J. (2007) ‘Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?’ [online], , 18(1), 161-72Food Quality and Preference. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

Citing a website in Political Studies reference style

Here’s an Political Studies example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1) Title [online]. Publisher. Available from: https://www.example.com [Accessed17 September 2019 ]
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 [online]. The Guardian. Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 [Accessed17 September 2019 ]
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Political Studies

Here’s a Political Studies citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000, January 1) Title [online]. YouTube. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX [Accessed17 September 2019 ]
So how to cite a video Political Studies?
Pixar (2015, June 3) Pizza Clip — Inside Out [online]. YouTube. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ [Accessed17 September 2019 ]
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Political Studies 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 Political Studies.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1) ‘Title’ [online], Publisher. Retrieved from http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Political Studies using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018, March 2) ‘640: Five Women’ [online], WBEZ Radio. Retrieved 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 Political Studies referencing style?

An example song citation in Political Studies.
Lastname, F. (2000) Song Title [online]. Album. Retrieved from http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Political Studies:
The Beatles (1969) Here Comes the Sun [online]. Abbey Road. Retrieved 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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