Brain Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Brain 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 Brain.

How do you cite a book in the Brain referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Brain using placeholders:
Last Name FN. Title. Edition. City: Publisher; 2000
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 JK. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc; 1997
And an in-text citation book citation in Brain looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

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

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

Citing a website in Brain reference style

Here’s an Brain example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. 2000[cited 2019 Sep. 17] Available from: https://www.example.com
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. 2008[cited 2019 Sep. 17] Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Brain

Here’s a Brain citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube 2000[cited 2019 Sep. 17] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Brain?
Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [Internet]. YouTube 2015[cited 2019 Sep. 17] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Brain 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 Brain.
Lastname F. Title [Internet]. 2000[cited 2019 Sep. 17] Available from: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Brain using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. 2018[cited 2019 Sep. 17] Available from: https://thisamericanlife.org/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 Brain referencing style?

An example song citation in Brain.
Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. 2000[cited 2019 Sep. 17] Available from: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Brain:
The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. 1969[cited 2019 Sep. 17] Available from: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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