Quality & Quantity Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Quality & Quantity style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Quality & Quantity 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 Quality & Quantity.

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How do you cite a book in the Quality & Quantity referencing style? (2022 Guide)

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

Here’s an example book citation in Quality & Quantity using placeholders:
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:
Quality & Quantity citation:
Angelou, M.: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Random House, New York (1969)
And an in-text citation book citation in Quality & Quantity looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Quality & Quantity citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Quality & Quantity format?

Citing formats are used to recognize related literary pieces and to mention references used. To cite any paper in Quality & Quantity, follow these easy steps

Here’s a Quality & Quantity journal citation example using placeholders:
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 Quality & Quantity:
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: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Quality & Quantity style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in Quality & Quantity. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an Quality & Quantity example website reference:
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:
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: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Quality & Quantity in 2022

If you’ve previously cited a video from a website in Quality & Quantity, then the process for citing a video from YouTube is basically the same. Here’s how to do it

Here’s a Quality & Quantity citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName: Title, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Quality & Quantity?
Pixar: Pizza Clip — Inside Out, 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 Quality & Quantity referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in Quality & Quantity

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

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Quality & Quantity 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 Quality & Quantity

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


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