Springer VS (author-date, German) Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Springer VS (author-date, German) 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 VS (author-date, German).

How do you cite a book in the Springer VS (author-date, German) referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Springer VS (author-date, German) using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. 2000. Title. Edition. Editor First Name Editor Last NameEd. . 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, Joanne K. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in Springer VS (author-date, German) looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

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

Here’s a Springer VS (author-date, German) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. Title. Container Volume: 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 Springer VS (author-date, German):
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18: 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 Springer VS (author-date, German) reference style

Here’s an Springer VS (author-date, German) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed: July 21, 2019.
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. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed: July 21, 2019.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Springer VS (author-date, German)

Here’s a Springer VS (author-date, German) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed: July 21, 2019.
So how to cite a video Springer VS (author-date, German)?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed: July 21, 2019.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Springer VS (author-date, German) 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 Springer VS (author-date, German).
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Title. http://www.example.com. Accessed: July 21, 2019.
Podcast referencing example in Springer VS (author-date, German) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed: July 21, 2019.
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 VS (author-date, German) referencing style?

An example song citation in Springer VS (author-date, German).
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Song Title. http://www.example.com. Accessed: July 21, 2019.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Springer VS (author-date, German):
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed: July 21, 2019.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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