Biology Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Biology style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Biology 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 Biology.

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

Are you writing a research paper and want to include the works you found in a book? Here’s a simple guide to do it in Biology:

Here’s an example book citation in Biology using placeholders:
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Last Name, F.N. Title; Editor Last Name, E.F.N., Ed.; Edition.; Publisher: City, 2000; ISBN ISBN.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Biology citation:
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Angelou, M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; 1st ed.; Random House: New York, 1969; ISBN 9780375507892.
And an in-text citation book citation in Biology looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Biology format?

An Biology 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 Biology journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA.F.; Author3 LastnameA.F. Title. Container 2000, Volume, 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 Biology:
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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.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

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

Here’s an Biology example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F.; Author2 LastnameA.F. Title Available online: https://www.example.com (accessed on May16, 2022).
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 Available online: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed on May16, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Biology in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Biology, all you need it the following

Here’s a Biology citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName Title Available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed on May16, 2022).
So how to cite a video Biology?
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Pixar Pizza Clip — Inside Out Available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed on May16, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Biology 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 Biology

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 Biology.
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Lastname, F. Title 2000.
Podcast referencing example in Biology using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life 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 Biology 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 Biology

An example song citation in Biology.
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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 Biology:
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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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