Waterbirds Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in Waterbirds style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Waterbirds 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 Waterbirds.

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

There are two places to get the information you need for a book citation: the title page, and the reverse side of the title page. Here’s how to cite it in Waterbirds.

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Waterbirds format?

Do you need help referencing or citing a research paper in Waterbirds? Here’s how

Here’s a Waterbirds journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. Container Volume: 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 Waterbirds:
Petit, C., and J. Sieffermann. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18: 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

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

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in Waterbirds. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an Waterbirds example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. https://www.example.com, accessed, September 26, 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. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083, accessed, September 26, 2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Waterbirds in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in Waterbirds

Here’s a Waterbirds citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX, accessed, September 26, 2022.
So how to cite a video Waterbirds?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ, accessed, September 26, 2022.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Waterbirds 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 Waterbirds

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 Waterbirds.
Lastname, F. 2000. Title.
Podcast referencing example in Waterbirds 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 Waterbirds referencing style?

Did you know that Bob Dylan has written well over 500 different songs? Here’s how to cite any song in Waterbirds

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


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