Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) 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 Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date).

How do you cite a book in the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) 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, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Rowling, J. K. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) citation style?

Here’s a Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author3 LastnameA. F. 2000. “Title”. Container, Volume:pages Used. doi: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 Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date):
Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J. 2007. “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?”, 18:161-172. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

Citing a website in Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) reference style

Here’s an Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000, January 1. “Title.” https://www.example.com (accessed 17 July 2019).
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.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed 17 July 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date)

Here’s a Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000, January 1. “Title.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 17 July 2019).
So how to cite a video Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date)?
Pixar. 2015, June 3. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 17 July 2019).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) referencing style

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 Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date).
Lastname, F. 2000, January 1. “Title”. Publisher. Retrieved from http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018, March 2. “640: Five Women”. WBEZ Radio. Retrieved from https://thisamericanlife.org/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 Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (author-date) referencing style?

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


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