Burns Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Burns 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 Burns.

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

Here’s an example book citation in Burns using placeholders:
[1]
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:
[1]
Rowling JK. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc; 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in Burns looks like this: [1]

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

Here’s a Burns journal citation example using placeholders:
[1]
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container 2000;Volume: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 Burns:
[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]

Citing a website in Burns reference style

Here’s an Burns example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title 2000. https://www.example.com (accessed September 18, 2019).
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 September 18, 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Burns

Here’s a Burns citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. YouTube 2000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed September 18, 2019).
So how to cite a video Burns?
[1]
Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed September 18, 2019).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Burns 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 Burns.
[1]
Lastname F. Title 2000.
Podcast referencing example in Burns using “This American Life” episode 640:
[1]
This American Life. 640: Five Women 2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Burns referencing style?

An example song citation in Burns.
[1]
Lastname F. Song Title. 2000.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Burns:
[1]
The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. 1969.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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