Society for American Archaeology Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Society for American Archaeology style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Society for American Archaeology 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 Society for American Archaeology.

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How do you cite a book in the Society for American Archaeology referencing style? (2022 Guide)

A book citation in Society for American Archaeology always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in Society for American Archaeology using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name
2000
Title. Edited by Editor First Name Editor Last Name. Edition. Publisher, City, January 1.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Society for American Archaeology citation:
Angelou, Maya
1969
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. Random House, New York, January 26.
And an in-text citation book citation in Society for American Archaeology looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Society for American Archaeology citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Society for American Archaeology format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Society for American Archaeology citation format.

Here’s a Society for American Archaeology journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname
2000
Title. Container Volume(Issue):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 Society for American Archaeology:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann
2007
Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 18(1):161-172. DOI: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 Society for American Archaeology style?

I found a useful website and want to cite information from it in my paper. How do I reference in Society for American Archaeology? Here’s a simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an Society for American Archaeology example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname
2000
Title. Publisher, January 1. https://www.example.com, accessed May 20, 2022.
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, November 5. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083, accessed May 20, 2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Society for American Archaeology in 2022

Citing a video from YouTube may appear more difficult than citing a book because YouTube has so much information. But the process is quite simple, here’s how to do it in Society for American Archaeology

Here’s a Society for American Archaeology citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName
2000
Title. YouTube. January 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX, accessed May 20, 2022.
So how to cite a video Society for American Archaeology?
Pixar
2015
Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. June 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ, accessed May 20, 2022.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Society for American Archaeology referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Society for American Archaeology, 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 Society for American Archaeology.
Lastname, Firstname
2000
Title. Publisher, January 1.
Podcast referencing example in Society for American Archaeology using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life
2018
640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio, March 2.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Society for American Archaeology referencing style?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in Society for American Archaeology is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

An example song citation in Society for American Archaeology.
Lastname, Firstname
2000
Song Title. Album. January 1.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Society for American Archaeology:
The Beatles
1969
Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. September 26.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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