Primates Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Primates style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Primates 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 Primates.

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

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Primates

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Primates format?

To cite a research paper or journal article following the Primates formatting guide, follow these easy steps

Here’s a Primates journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container Volume:pages Used. 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 Primates:
Petit C, Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18:161-172. https://doi.org/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 Primates style?

If you’re writing a research paper, you’ll likely do a fair amount of research online. If you have websites that you want to use as sources for your paper in Primates, follow this simple guide

Here’s an Primates example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022
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. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Primates in 2022

Citing a video from YouTube may appear more difficult than citing a book because YouTube has so much information. But the process is quite simple, here’s how to do it in Primates

Here’s a Primates citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022
So how to cite a video Primates?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Primates referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in Primates

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 Primates.
Lastname F (2000) Title
Podcast referencing example in Primates 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 Primates referencing style?

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

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


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