World Wide Web Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in World Wide Web style?

This is the Citationsy guide to World Wide Web 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 Wide Web.

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How do you cite a book in the World Wide Web referencing style? (2022 Guide)

A book citation in World Wide Web 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 World Wide Web using placeholders:
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Last Name, F.N.: Title. Publisher, City (2000)
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 Wide Web citation:
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Angelou, M.: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Random House, New York (1969)
And an in-text citation book citation in World Wide Web looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in World Wide Web format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the World Wide Web citation format.

Here’s a World Wide Web journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F.: Title. Container. Volume, pages Used (2000). 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 World Wide Web:
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Petit, C., Sieffermann, J.: Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18, 161-172 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in World Wide Web style?

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

Here’s an World Wide Web example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F.: Title, 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:
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Tran, M.: Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video World Wide Web 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 World Wide Web

Here’s a World Wide Web citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName: Title, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video World Wide Web?
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Pixar: Pizza Clip — Inside Out, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using World Wide Web referencing style

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a podcast episode in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in World Wide Web

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 Wide Web.
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Lastname, F.: Title, http://www.example.com, (2000)
Podcast referencing example in World Wide Web using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life: 640: Five Women, https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women, (2018)
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using World Wide Web referencing style?

Have you found a song you would like to cite and include in your essay? Here’s how to cite a song in World Wide Web

An example song citation in World Wide Web.
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Lastname, F.: Song Title. (2000)
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in World Wide Web:
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The Beatles: Here Comes the Sun. (1969)
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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