Biology Open Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Biology Open 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 Open.

How do you cite a book in the Biology Open referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Biology Open using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title. Edition. Editor Last Name, E. F. N.(ed. City: Publisher.
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:
Rowling, J. K. (1997). Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in Biology Open looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

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

Here’s a Biology Open journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container 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 Open:
Petit, C. and Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18, 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

Citing a website in Biology Open reference style

Here’s an Biology Open example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title.
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.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Biology Open

Here’s a Biology Open citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000). Title. YouTube.
So how to cite a video Biology Open?
Pixar (2015). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Biology Open 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 Open.
Lastname, F. (2000). Title.
Podcast referencing example in Biology Open 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 Biology Open referencing style?

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


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