ZDM Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in ZDM style?

This is the Citationsy guide to ZDM 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 ZDM.

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

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in ZDM

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in ZDM 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 ZDM

Here’s a ZDM journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, 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 ZDM:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 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)

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

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in ZDM

Here’s an ZDM example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com. Accessed 2 July 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, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 2 July 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video ZDM in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in ZDM

Here’s a ZDM citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 2 July 2022
So how to cite a video ZDM?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 2 July 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using ZDM 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 ZDM

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 ZDM.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com. Accessed 2 July 2022
Podcast referencing example in ZDM using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 2 July 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

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

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in ZDM

An example song citation in ZDM.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com. Accessed 2 July 2022
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in ZDM:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 2 July 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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