Botany Referencing Guide
(updated Dec 2022)


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How to do citations in Botany style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Botany 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 Botany.

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

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Botany

Here’s an example book citation in Botany using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N. 2000. Title. In Edition. Edited byE.F.N. Editor Last Name. 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:
Botany citation:
Angelou, M. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In 1st edition. Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in Botany looks like this: (Angelou 1969)


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

How do you cite scientific papers in Botany format?

Have you come across a research paper or journal article you would like to cite in your own research? Here’s how to do it in Botany

Here’s a Botany journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. Container Volume(Issue): pages Used. Journal Name. 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 Botany:
Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1): 161-172. Food Quality and Preference. doi: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 Botany style?

If you’re writing a research paper, you’ll likely do a fair amount of research online. If you have websites that you want to use as sources for your paper in Botany, follow this simple guide

Here’s an Botany example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F. 2000, January 1. Title. Publisher. Available from https://www.example.com [accessed 6December2022].
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. 2008, November 5. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 [accessed 6December2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Botany in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in Botany

Here’s a Botany citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000, January 1. Title. Available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX [accessed 6December2022].
So how to cite a video Botany?
Pixar. 2015, June 3. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ [accessed 6December2022].
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Botany referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Botany, all you need to do is the following

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 Botany.
Lastname, F. 2000, January 1. Title. Publisher. Available from http://www.example.com [accessed 6December2022].
Podcast referencing example in Botany using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018, March 2. 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Available from https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women [accessed 6December2022].
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 Botany referencing style?

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in Botany

An example song citation in Botany.
Lastname, F. 2000. Song Title. In Album. Available from http://www.example.com [accessed 6December2022].
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Botany:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. In Abbey Road. Available from https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 [accessed 6December2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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