Arachne Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Arachne style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Arachne 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 Arachne.

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

When writing an academic paper, you will surely come across the challenge of citing a book properly. Here’s how to do it in Arachne:

Here’s an example book citation in Arachne using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N. (2000): Title. E. F. N. Editor Last Name (Ed.). Publisher, City.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Arachne citation:
Angelou, M. (1969): I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in Arachne looks like this: Angelou (1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Arachne format?

An Arachne 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 Arachne journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F. & Author3 LastnameA.F. (2000): Title. Container (Volume)Issue: pages Used.
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 Arachne:
Petit, C. & J. Sieffermann (2007): Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. (18)1: 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: Petit & Sieffermann (2007)

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

Citing your sources is a necessary part of any research paper. To cite a website in Arachne this is what you need

Here’s an Arachne example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F. & Author2 LastnameA.F. (2000): Title. Available from: https://www.example.com (May 29, 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): Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (May 29, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: Tran (2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Arachne 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 Arachne

Here’s a Arachne citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000): Title. YouTube. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (May 29, 2022).
So how to cite a video Arachne?
Pixar (2015): Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (May 29, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: Pixar (2015)

How to cite a podcast using Arachne referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in Arachne

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 Arachne.
Lastname, F. (2000): Title.
Podcast referencing example in Arachne 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 Arachne referencing style?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in Arachne is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

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


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