Reading and Writing Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Reading and Writing style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Reading and Writing 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 Reading and Writing.

cite Reading and Writing  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Reading and Writing referencing style? (2022 Guide)

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

Here’s an example book citation in Reading and Writing 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:
Reading and Writing 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 Reading and Writing looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Reading and Writing citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Reading and Writing format?

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

Here’s a Reading and Writing 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 Reading and Writing:
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 Reading and Writing style?

When listing Internet sources in your References or Works Cited, the most important thing to remember is that your goal is to make it easy for a reader to check and consult your sources. Here’s how to cite a website in Reading and Writing

Here’s an Reading and Writing example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com. Accessed 6 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 6 July 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Reading and Writing in 2022

Have you discovered something while watching a Youtube channel or video and would like to know how to reference it in Reading and Writing? Here’s how

Here’s a Reading and Writing citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 6 July 2022
So how to cite a video Reading and Writing?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 6 July 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Reading and Writing referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in Reading and Writing, here’s how

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 Reading and Writing.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com. Accessed 6 July 2022
Podcast referencing example in Reading and Writing using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 6 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 Reading and Writing referencing style?

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in Reading and Writing

An example song citation in Reading and Writing.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com. Accessed 6 July 2022
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Reading and Writing:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 6 July 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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