Water SA Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in Water SA style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Water SA 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 Water SA.

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How do you cite a book in the Water SA referencing style? (2023 Guide)

When writing an academic paper, you will surely come across the challenge of citing a book properly. Here’s how to do it in Water SA:

Here’s an example book citation in Water SA using placeholders:
LAST NAME FN (2000) Title. (Edition). Publisher, City.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Water SA citation:
ANGELOU M (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. (1ˢᵗ edn). Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in Water SA looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)


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How to reference a journal article in the Water SA citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Water SA format?

Have you come across a research paper or journal article you would like to cite in your own research? Here’s how to do it in Water SA

Here’s a Water SA journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container Journal Name, 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 Water SA:
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)


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How to cite a website in a paper in Water SA style?

Citing your sources is a necessary part of any research paper. To cite a website in Water SA this is what you need

Here’s an Water SA example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. URL: https://www.example.com (Accessed 7 February 2023).
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. URL: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (Accessed 7 February 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Water SA in 2023

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

Here’s a Water SA citation YouTube video example:
CHANNELNAME (2000) Title. YouTube. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (Accessed 7 February 2023).
So how to cite a video Water SA?
PIXAR (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (Accessed 7 February 2023).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Water SA 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 Water SA, 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 Water SA.
LASTNAME F (2000) Title. 1. January 2000. Publisher. (Accessed 7 February 2023). URL: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Water SA using “This American Life” episode 640:
THIS AMERICAN LIFE (2018) 640: Five Women. 2. March 2018. WBEZ Radio. (Accessed 7 February 2023). URL: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

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

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in Water SA is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

An example song citation in Water SA.
LASTNAME F (2000) Song Title. 1. January 2000. (Accessed 7 February 2023). URL: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Water SA:
THE BEATLES (1969) Here Comes the Sun. 26. September 1969. (Accessed 7 February 2023). URL: 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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