PROSPECTS Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in PROSPECTS style?

This is the Citationsy guide to PROSPECTS 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 PROSPECTS.

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

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

Here’s an example book citation in PROSPECTS using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title. (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.) (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:
PROSPECTS citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1st ed.). New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in PROSPECTS looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in PROSPECTS format?

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

Here’s a PROSPECTS journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), 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 PROSPECTS:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18(1), 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 PROSPECTS style?

Citing your sources is a necessary part of any research paper. To cite a website in PROSPECTS this is what you need

Here’s an PROSPECTS example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com. Accessed 4 July 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, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 4 July 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video PROSPECTS in 2022

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a YouTube video in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in PROSPECTS

Here’s a PROSPECTS citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 4 July 2022
So how to cite a video PROSPECTS?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 4 July 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using PROSPECTS referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in PROSPECTS, this is what you’ll need

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 PROSPECTS.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com. Accessed 4 July 2022
Podcast referencing example in PROSPECTS using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 4 July 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

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

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in PROSPECTS

An example song citation in PROSPECTS.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com. Accessed 4 July 2022
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in PROSPECTS:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 4 July 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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