Burns Referencing Guide
(updated Jun 2024)


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How to do citations in Burns style?

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.

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How do you cite a book in the Burns referencing style? (2024 Guide)

When writing an academic paper, you will surely come across the challenge of citing a book properly. Here’s how to do it in Burns:

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


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

How do you cite scientific papers in Burns format?

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

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