4OR Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to 4OR 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 4OR.

How do you cite a book in the 4OR referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in 4OR using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title, Edition. Publisher, City
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Rowling JK (1997) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 1st edn.. Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London
And an in-text citation book citation in 4OR looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the 4OR citation style?

Here’s a 4OR journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container. doi: 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 4OR:
Petit C, Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. doi: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

Citing a website in 4OR reference style

Here’s an 4OR example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed 17 Aug. 2019
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 17 Aug. 2019
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video 4OR

Here’s a 4OR citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 17 Aug. 2019
So how to cite a video 4OR?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 17 Aug. 2019
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using 4OR referencing style

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 4OR.
Lastname F (2000) Title
Podcast referencing example in 4OR 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 4OR referencing style?

An example song citation in 4OR.
Lastname F (2000) Song Title
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in 4OR:
The Beatles (1969) Here Comes the Sun
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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