BMC Research Notes Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in BMC Research Notes style?

This is the Citationsy guide to BMC Research Notes 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 BMC Research Notes.

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cite BMC Research Notes  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the BMC Research Notes referencing style? (2023 Guide)

Are you writing a research paper and want to include the works you found in a book? Here’s a simple guide to do it in BMC Research Notes:

Here’s an example book citation in BMC Research Notes using placeholders:
1. Last Name FN. Title. Edition. 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:
BMC Research Notes citation:
1. Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st edition. New York: Random House; 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in BMC Research Notes looks like this: [1]


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How to reference a journal article in the BMC Research Notes citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in BMC Research Notes format?

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

Here’s a BMC Research Notes journal citation example using placeholders:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container. 2000;Volume Issue:pages Used. doi: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 BMC Research Notes:
1. Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. . 2007;18:161-72. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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How to cite a website in a paper in BMC Research Notes style?

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

Here’s an BMC Research Notes example website reference:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. . 2000. https://www.example.com. Accessed 3Feb.2023.
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. . 2008. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 3Feb.2023.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video BMC Research Notes in 2023

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 BMC Research Notes

Here’s a BMC Research Notes citation YouTube video example:
1. ChannelName. Title. YouTube. 2000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 3Feb.2023.
So how to cite a video BMC Research Notes?
1. Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 3Feb.2023.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using BMC Research Notes referencing style

Citing a podcast in BMC Research Notes is pretty straight forward. Here’s how you can do it

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 BMC Research Notes.
1. Lastname F. Title. . 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed 3Feb.2023.
Podcast referencing example in BMC Research Notes using “This American Life” episode 640:
1. This American Life. 640: Five Women. . 2018. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 3Feb.2023.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a piece of music or a song using BMC Research Notes referencing style?

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in BMC Research Notes

An example song citation in BMC Research Notes.
1. Lastname F. Song Title. 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed 3Feb.2023.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in BMC Research Notes:
1. The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 3Feb.2023.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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