The American Naturalist Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to The American Naturalist 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 The American Naturalist.

How to do citations in The American Naturalist style?
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How do you cite a book in the The American Naturalist referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in The American Naturalist using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. 2000. Title. (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, ed.) (Edition.). Publisher, City.
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:
The American Naturalist citation:
Rowling, J. K. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London.
And an in-text citation book citation in The American Naturalist looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the The American Naturalist citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in The American Naturalist format?

Here’s a The American Naturalist journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author3 LastnameA. F. 2000. Title. Container Volume:pages Used.
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 The American Naturalist:
Petit, C., and J. Sieffermann. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 18:161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in The American Naturalist style?

Here’s an The American Naturalist example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. Title. Publisher.
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. The Guardian.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video The American Naturalist

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

How to cite a podcast using The American Naturalist 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 The American Naturalist.
Lastname, F. 2000. Title. Publisher.
Podcast referencing example in The American Naturalist 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 The American Naturalist referencing style?

An example song citation in The American Naturalist.
Lastname, F. 2000. Song Title. Album.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in The American Naturalist:
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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