Urban Forum Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Urban Forum style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Urban Forum 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 Urban Forum.

cite Urban Forum  — Referencing Guide



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

A book citation in Urban Forum always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in Urban Forum using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title. (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.) (Edition.). 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:
Urban Forum citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1st ed.). New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Urban Forum looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Urban Forum citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Urban Forum format?

An Urban Forum 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 Urban Forum journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), 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 Urban Forum:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18(1), 161-172. https://doi.org/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 Urban Forum style?

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

Here’s an Urban Forum example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com. Accessed 2 July 2022
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. (2008, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 2 July 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Urban Forum 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 Urban Forum

Here’s a Urban Forum citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 2 July 2022
So how to cite a video Urban Forum?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 2 July 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Urban Forum referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in Urban Forum

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 Urban Forum.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com. Accessed 2 July 2022
Podcast referencing example in Urban Forum using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 2 July 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Urban Forum 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 Urban Forum

An example song citation in Urban Forum.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com. Accessed 2 July 2022
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Urban Forum:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 2 July 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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