Brain Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Brain style?

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.

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

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

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, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Brain citation:
Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House; 1969
And an in-text citation book citation in Brain looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Brain format?

To write a research paper, you need to incorporate sources. This means that you have to know how to format the sources in your academic paper. To cite someone else’s paper in Brain in your research, follow these simple steps.

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)

How to cite a website in a paper in Brain 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 Brain

Here’s an Brain example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. 2000[cited 2022 May 27] 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 2022 May 27] 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 in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Brain, all you need it the following

Here’s a Brain citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube 2000[cited 2022 May 27] 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 2022 May 27] 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

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in Brain

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 2022 May 27] 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 2022 May 27] 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?

Have you found a song you would like to cite and include in your essay? Here’s how to cite a song in Brain

An example song citation in Brain.
Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. 2000[cited 2022 May 27] 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 2022 May 27] 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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