AINS Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in AINS style?

This is the Citationsy guide to AINS 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 AINS.

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

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

Here’s an example book citation in AINS using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. City: Publisher, 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:
AINS citation:
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Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 1969
And an in-text citation book citation in AINS looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in AINS format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in AINS

Here’s a AINS journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container 2000; Volume: pages Used Im Internet: URL
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 AINS:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 2007; 18: 161-172 Im Internet: http://dx.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 AINS style?

I found a useful website and want to cite information from it in my paper. How do I reference in AINS? Here’s a simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an AINS example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. 2000; Im Internet: 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. 2008; Im Internet: 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 AINS 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 AINS

Here’s a AINS citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. YouTube 2000; Im Internet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video AINS?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube 2015; Im Internet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using AINS referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in AINS

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

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

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in AINS

An example song citation in AINS.
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Lastname F. Song Title. 2000 Im Internet: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in AINS:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. 1969 Im Internet: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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