Traffic Referencing Guide
(updated Aug 2022)


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How to do citations in Traffic style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Traffic 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 Traffic.

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

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

Here’s an example book citation in Traffic using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. 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:
Traffic citation:
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Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House; 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Traffic looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the Traffic citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Traffic format?

The basic information included in your citation will be the same across all styles. However, the format in which that information is presented is somewhat different depending on style you need. To cite a paper in Traffic, follow this example

Here’s a Traffic journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container [Internet] 2000 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];Volume:pages Used. Available from: URL
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 Traffic:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. [Internet] 2007 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];18:161-172. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in Traffic style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Traffic is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an Traffic example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. 2000 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];Available from: 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:
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Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. 2008 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Traffic in 2022

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

Here’s a Traffic citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube. 2000 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Traffic?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [Internet]. YouTube. 2015 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Traffic referencing style

Citing a podcast in Traffic is pretty straight forward. Here’s how you can do it

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 Traffic.
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Lastname F. Title [Internet]. 2000 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];Available from: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Traffic using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];Available from: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Traffic referencing style?

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in Traffic

An example song citation in Traffic.
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Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. 2000 [cited 2022 Aug. 10]. Available from: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Traffic:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. 1969 [cited 2022 Aug. 10]. Available from: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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