Biology Direct Referencing Guide

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.

How to do citations in Biology Direct style?
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How do you cite a book in the Biology Direct referencing style?

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, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Biology Direct citation:
1. Rowling JK. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc; 1997.
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?

Here’s a Biology Direct journal citation example using placeholders:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container [Internet]. Journal Name; 2000 [cited 2020Feb.28];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 2020Feb.28];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?

Here’s an Biology Direct example website reference:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2020Feb.28]. 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 2020Feb.28]. 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

Here’s a Biology Direct citation YouTube video example:
1. ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube. 2000 [cited 2020Feb.28]. 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 2020Feb.28]. 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

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 2020Feb.28]. 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 2020Feb.28]. 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?

An example song citation in Biology Direct.
1. Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. Album. 2000 [cited 2020Feb.28]. 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 2020Feb.28]. 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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