The Seventeenth Century Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


Last updated:
How to do citations in The Seventeenth Century style?

This is the Citationsy guide to The Seventeenth Century 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 Seventeenth Century.

cite The Seventeenth Century  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the The Seventeenth Century 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 Seventeenth Century

Here’s an example book citation in The Seventeenth Century using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. Title. Edited by Editor First Name Editor Last Name. Edition. City: Publisher, 2000, City: Publisher, 2000.
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 Seventeenth Century citation:
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 1969, New York: Random House, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in The Seventeenth Century looks like this: Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

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

How do you cite scientific papers in The Seventeenth Century format?

An The Seventeenth Century 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 Seventeenth Century journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. “Title”. Container Volume, no. Issue (January 1, 2000): 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 The Seventeenth Century:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?” 18, no. 1 (January 1, 2007): 161-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: Petit and Sieffermann, “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?.”

How to cite a website in a paper in The Seventeenth Century style?

When listing Internet sources in your References or Works Cited, the most important thing to remember is that your goal is to make it easy for a reader to check and consult your sources. Here’s how to cite a website in The Seventeenth Century

Here’s an The Seventeenth Century example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. “Title”. Publisher, January 1, 2000, Publisher, January 1, 2000. 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, Mark. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”. The Guardian, November 5, 2008, The Guardian, November 5, 2008. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.
And an in-text citation would look like this: Tran, “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President.”

Citing websites and links in The Seventeenth Century is much easier with the Citationsy Chrome Extension →

How to cite a YouTube video The Seventeenth Century in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to The Seventeenth Century, all you need it the following

Here’s a The Seventeenth Century citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. “Title”. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video The Seventeenth Century?
Pixar. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: Pixar, “Pizza Clip — Inside Out.”

How to cite a podcast using The Seventeenth Century referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in The Seventeenth Century, here’s how

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 Seventeenth Century.
Lastname, Firstname. “Title”. Publisher, January 1, 2000, Publisher, January 1, 2000. http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in The Seventeenth Century using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. “640: Five Women”. WBEZ Radio, March 2, 2018, WBEZ Radio, March 2, 2018. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: This American Life, “640: Five Women.”

How to cite a piece of music or a song using The Seventeenth Century referencing style?

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in The Seventeenth Century

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


You can automate citing and referencing any source in The Seventeenth Century using Citationsy.

Cite sources using the The Seventeenth Century Citation Machine

Citationsy is a reference management used by more than 200 000 students, academics, and researchers around the world.
It has a free trial and has iPhone and Android apps available. Sign up now →