Res Publica Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Res Publica style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Res Publica 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 Res Publica.

cite Res Publica  — Referencing Guide



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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Res Publica

Here’s an example book citation in Res Publica using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. 2000. Title. Edited by Editor First Name Editor Last Name. 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:
Res Publica citation:
Angelou, Maya. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Res Publica looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Res Publica citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Res Publica format?

An Res Publica citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a Res Publica journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. Title. Container Volume. Journal Name: 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 Res Publica:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 18. Food Quality and Preference: 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 Res Publica style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Res Publica is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an Res Publica example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. Title. Publisher. January1.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, Mark. 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. November5.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Res Publica in 2022

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in Res Publica

Here’s a Res Publica citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. January1.
So how to cite a video Res Publica?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. June3.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Res Publica referencing style

Are you listening to a podcast and you want to use it in your essay or presentation? Here’s how to cite it in Res Publica

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 Res Publica.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Title. Publisher.
Podcast referencing example in Res Publica using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

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

Many people think that referencing songs or lyrics to songs isn’t common practise. That’s why we’re here to make it as simple and easy for you to reference a song in Res Publica. This is all you need

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


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