World Politics Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in World Politics style?

This is the Citationsy guide to World Politics 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 World Politics.

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How do you cite a book in the World Politics referencing style? (2023 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in World Politics

Here’s an example book citation in World Politics using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. 2000. Title. Edited by Editor First Name Editor Last Name 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:
World Politics citation:
Angelou, Maya. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in World Politics looks like this: Angelou 1969


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How to reference a journal article in the World Politics citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in World Politics format?

An World Politics 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 World Politics journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. “Title.” Container Volume, no. Issue Journal Name: pages Used. At URL, accessed February 9, 2023.
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 World Politics:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. 2007. “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?.” 18, no. 1 Food Quality and Preference: 161-72. At http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008, accessed February 9, 2023.
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 World Politics style?

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

Here’s an World Politics example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. “Title.” Publisher. At https://www.example.com, accessed February 9, 2023.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, Mark. 2008. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President.” The Guardian. At https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083, accessed February 9, 2023.
And an in-text citation would look like this: Tran 2008

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How to cite a YouTube video World Politics in 2023

Citing a video from YouTube may appear more difficult than citing a book because YouTube has so much information. But the process is quite simple, here’s how to do it in World Politics

Here’s a World Politics citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. “Title.” YouTube. At https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX, accessed February 9, 2023.
So how to cite a video World Politics?
Pixar. 2015. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out.” YouTube. At https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ, accessed February 9, 2023.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: Pixar 2015

How to cite a podcast using World Politics 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 World Politics

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 World Politics.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. “Title.” Publisher. At http://www.example.com, accessed February 9, 2023.
Podcast referencing example in World Politics using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. “640: Five Women.” WBEZ Radio. At https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women, accessed February 9, 2023.
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 World Politics referencing style?

Many people think that referencing songs or lyrics to songs isn’t common practise. That’s why we’re here to make it as simple and easy for you to reference a song in World Politics. This is all you need

An example song citation in World Politics.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Song Title. Album. At http://www.example.com, accessed February 9, 2023.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in World Politics:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. At https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150, accessed February 9, 2023.
And an in-text citation would look like this: The Beatles 1969


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