BioSystems Referencing Guide
(updated Jan 2023)


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How to do citations in BioSystems style?

This is the Citationsy guide to BioSystems 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 BioSystems.

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How do you cite a book in the BioSystems referencing style? (2023 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 BioSystems

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


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

How do you cite scientific papers in BioSystems format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in BioSystems

Here’s a BioSystems journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F., 2000. Title. Container Volume, pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI
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 BioSystems:
Petit, C., Sieffermann, J., 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 18, 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
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 BioSystems style?

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in BioSystems

Here’s an BioSystems example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., 2000. Title [WWW Document]. URL https://www.example.com (accessed 1.27.2023).
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 [WWW Document]. URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed 1.27.2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video BioSystems in 2023

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in BioSystems

Here’s a BioSystems citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, 2000. Title [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 1.27.2023).
So how to cite a video BioSystems?
Pixar, 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 1.27.2023).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using BioSystems 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 BioSystems

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 BioSystems.
Lastname, F., 2000. Title.
Podcast referencing example in BioSystems 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 BioSystems referencing style?

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in BioSystems

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


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