Positivity Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Positivity style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Positivity 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 Positivity.

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

A book citation in Positivity 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 Positivity using placeholders:
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Last Name, F.N.: Title. Publisher, City (2000)
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Positivity citation:
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Angelou, M.: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Random House, New York (1969)
And an in-text citation book citation in Positivity looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Positivity format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in Positivity

Here’s a Positivity journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F.: Title. Container. Volume, pages Used (2000). https://doi.org/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 Positivity:
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Petit, C., Sieffermann, J.: Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18, 161-172 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in Positivity style?

Have you found a credible website you want to cite in Positivity to include in your research paper or presentation? Here’s how

Here’s an Positivity example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F.: Title, 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:
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Tran, M.: Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Positivity in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in Positivity

Here’s a Positivity citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName: Title, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Positivity?
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Pixar: Pizza Clip — Inside Out, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Positivity referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in Positivity

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 Positivity.
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Lastname, F.: Title, http://www.example.com, (2000)
Podcast referencing example in Positivity using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life: 640: Five Women, https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women, (2018)
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Positivity referencing style?

Have you found a song you would like to cite and include in your essay? Here’s how to cite a song in Positivity

An example song citation in Positivity.
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Lastname, F.: Song Title. (2000)
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Positivity:
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The Beatles: Here Comes the Sun. (1969)
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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