U.S. Geological Survey Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to U.S. Geological Survey 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 U.S. Geological Survey.

How to do citations in U.S. Geological Survey style?
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How do you cite a book in the U.S. Geological Survey referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in U.S. Geological Survey using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N., 2000, Title (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.): Publisher, City.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
U.S. Geological Survey citation:
Rowling, J.K., 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London.
And an in-text citation book citation in U.S. Geological Survey looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the U.S. Geological Survey citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in U.S. Geological Survey format?

Here’s a U.S. Geological Survey journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F., 2000, Title: Container, v. Volume, no. Issue, p. 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 U.S. Geological Survey:
Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J., 2007, Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?: v. 18, no. 1, p. 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in U.S. Geological Survey style?

Here’s an U.S. Geological Survey example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F., 2000, Title, accessed May 25, 2020, 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, accessed May 25, 2020, 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 U.S. Geological Survey

Here’s a U.S. Geological Survey citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, 2000, Title, accessed May 25, 2020, at YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video U.S. Geological Survey?
Pixar, 2015, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, accessed May 25, 2020, at YouTube 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 U.S. Geological Survey referencing style

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 U.S. Geological Survey.
Lastname, F., 2000, Title:.
Podcast referencing example in U.S. Geological Survey using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, 2018, 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 U.S. Geological Survey referencing style?

An example song citation in U.S. Geological Survey.
Lastname, F., 2000, Song Title:.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in U.S. Geological Survey:
The Beatles, 1969, Here Comes the Sun:.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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