Biology Direct Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Biology Direct style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Biology Direct 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 Direct.

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

A book citation in Biology Direct always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Biology Direct 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 Biology Direct

Here’s a Biology Direct journal citation example using placeholders:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container [Internet]. Journal Name; 2000 [cited 2022Oct.7];Volume:pages Used. 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 Biology Direct:
1. Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. [Internet]. Food Quality and Preference; 2007 [cited 2022Oct.7];18:161-72. 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 Biology Direct style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Biology Direct is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an Biology Direct example website reference:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2022Oct.7]. 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:
1. Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. The Guardian; 2008 [cited 2022Oct.7]. 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 Biology Direct in 2022

Citing a video from YouTube may appear more difficult than citing a book because YouTube has so much information. But the process is quite simple, here’s how to do it in Biology Direct

Here’s a Biology Direct citation YouTube video example:
1. ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube. 2000 [cited 2022Oct.7]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Biology Direct?
1. Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [Internet]. YouTube. 2015 [cited 2022Oct.7]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Biology Direct referencing style

Are you listening to a podcast and you want to use it in your essay or presentation? Here’s how to cite it in Biology Direct

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 Direct.
1. Lastname F. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2022Oct.7]. http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Biology Direct using “This American Life” episode 640:
1. This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. WBEZ Radio; 2018 [cited 2022Oct.7]. 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 Biology Direct referencing style?

Did you know that Bob Dylan has written well over 500 different songs? Here’s how to cite any song in Biology Direct

An example song citation in Biology Direct.
1. Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. Album. 2000 [cited 2022Oct.7]. http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Biology Direct:
1. The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. Abbey Road. 1969 [cited 2022Oct.7]. 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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