The Auk Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in The Auk style?

This is the Citationsy guide to The Auk 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 Auk.

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How do you cite a book in the The Auk referencing style? (2022 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in The Auk

Here’s an example book citation in The Auk using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (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:
The Auk citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. . 1st edition. Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in The Auk looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the The Auk citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in The Auk format?

An The Auk citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a The Auk 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 Auk:
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 Auk style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in The Auk. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an The Auk example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. . [Online.] Available at https://www.example.com.
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. . [Online.] Available at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video The Auk in 2022

Have you discovered something while watching a Youtube channel or video and would like to know how to reference it in The Auk? Here’s how

Here’s a The Auk citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000). Title. YouTube. [Online.] Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video The Auk?
Pixar (2015). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. [Online.] Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using The Auk referencing style

As the world goes digital, so does the way we learn. Podcasts have become an increasingly common source of knowledge. Here’s how to cite a podcast episode in The Auk

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 Auk.
Lastname, F. (2000). Title. . [Online.] Available at http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in The Auk using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018). 640: Five Women. . [Online.] Available at 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 The Auk referencing style?

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in The Auk

An example song citation in The Auk.
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 Auk:
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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