The Holocene Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in The Holocene style?

This is the Citationsy guide to The Holocene 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 Holocene.

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How do you cite a book in the The Holocene 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 The Holocene

Here’s an example book citation in The Holocene using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title. City: Publisher.
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 Holocene citation:
Angelou M (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in The Holocene looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in The Holocene format?

To write a research paper, you need to incorporate sources. This means that you have to know how to format the sources in your academic paper. To cite someone else’s paper in The Holocene in your research, follow these simple steps.

Here’s a The Holocene journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container. Journal Name Volume(Issue): pages Used. Available at: URL: 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 The Holocene:
Petit C and Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. Food Quality and Preference 18(1): 161-172. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008: 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 The Holocene style?

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), webpage title, website title, institution/publisher, publication date, and DOI or URL. Here’s how to cite it properly in The Holocene

Here’s an The Holocene example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Publisher. 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. The Guardian. 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 Holocene in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in The Holocene

Here’s a The Holocene citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video The Holocene?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. 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 Holocene referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in The Holocene

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 Holocene.
Lastname F (2000) Title. Publisher. Available at: http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in The Holocene using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. 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 Holocene 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 The Holocene. This is all you need

An example song citation in The Holocene.
Lastname F (2000) Song Title. Album. Available at: http://www.example.com.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in The Holocene:
The Beatles (1969) Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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