Springer - Basic (author-date) Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in Springer - Basic (author-date) style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Springer - Basic (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 Springer - Basic (author-date).

cite Springer - Basic (author-date)  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Springer - Basic (author-date) 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 Springer - Basic (author-date)

Here’s an example book citation in Springer - Basic (author-date) using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title, Edition. Publisher, City
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Springer - Basic (author-date) citation:
Angelou M (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st edn.. Random House, New York
And an in-text citation book citation in Springer - Basic (author-date) looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Springer - Basic (author-date) citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Springer - Basic (author-date) format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in Springer - Basic (author-date)

Here’s a Springer - Basic (author-date) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container Volume: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 Springer - Basic (author-date):
Petit C, Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18:161-172. 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 Springer - Basic (author-date) style?

If you’re writing a research paper, you’ll likely do a fair amount of research online. If you have websites that you want to use as sources for your paper in Springer - Basic (author-date), follow this simple guide

Here’s an Springer - Basic (author-date) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed 25 Sep. 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) Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Springer - Basic (author-date) in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Springer - Basic (author-date), all you need it the following

Here’s a Springer - Basic (author-date) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022
So how to cite a video Springer - Basic (author-date)?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Springer - Basic (author-date) referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in Springer - Basic (author-date)

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 Springer - Basic (author-date).
Lastname F (2000) Title
Podcast referencing example in Springer - Basic (author-date) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 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 Springer - Basic (author-date) 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 Springer - Basic (author-date). This is all you need

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


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