Burns Open Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Burns Open style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Burns Open 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 Open.

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

A book citation in Burns Open always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in Burns Open using placeholders:
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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 Open 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 Open looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Burns Open format?

An Burns Open citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a Burns Open journal citation example using placeholders:
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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 Open:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 2007;18:161-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in Burns Open style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in Burns Open. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an Burns Open example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title 2000. https://www.example.com (accessed October 4, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President 2008. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed October 4, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Burns Open in 2022

Have you discovered something while watching a Youtube channel or video and would like to know how to reference it in Burns Open? Here’s how

Here’s a Burns Open citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. YouTube 2000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed October 4, 2022).
So how to cite a video Burns Open?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed October 4, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Burns Open referencing style

Are you listening to a podcast and you want to use it in your essay or presentation? Here’s how to cite it in Burns Open

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 Open.
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Lastname F. Title 2000.
Podcast referencing example in Burns Open using “This American Life” episode 640:
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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 Open referencing style?

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in Burns Open

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


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