BioSocieties Referencing Guide
(updated Nov 2022)


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How to do citations in BioSocieties style?

This is the Citationsy guide to BioSocieties 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 BioSocieties.

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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in BioSocieties

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


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

How do you cite scientific papers in BioSocieties format?

Citing formats are used to recognize related literary pieces and to mention references used. To cite any paper in BioSocieties, follow these easy steps

Here’s a BioSocieties 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 BioSocieties:
Petit, C. & Sieffermann, J. (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 and Sieffermann 2007)


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

Have you come across a news article, blogpost or essay on the web and are not sure how to reference in BioSocieties? Here’s how to easily cite it

Here’s an BioSocieties example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F. & 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 BioSocieties 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 BioSocieties

Here’s a BioSocieties citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. YouTube.
So how to cite a video BioSocieties?
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 BioSocieties referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in BioSocieties

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 BioSocieties.
Lastname, F. (2000) Title.
Podcast referencing example in BioSocieties 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)

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How to cite a piece of music or a song using BioSocieties referencing style?

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in BioSocieties

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


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