Centaurus Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Centaurus style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Centaurus 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 Centaurus.

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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Centaurus

Here’s an example book citation in Centaurus using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000) Title Edition. E. F. N. Editor Last Name (ed.) (City: Publisher).
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Centaurus citation:
Angelou, M. (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1st ed. (New York: Random House).
And an in-text citation book citation in Centaurus looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Centaurus format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Centaurus citation format.

Here’s a Centaurus journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000) Title. Container, Journal Name, Volume(Issue), pages Used. Available online at: URL (accessed 7 October 2022).
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 Centaurus:
Petit, C. and Sieffermann, J. (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. Food Quality and Preference, 18(1), 161-172. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008 (accessed 7 October 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Centaurus style?

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

Here’s an Centaurus example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000) [online] Title. Publisher. Available online at: https://www.example.com (accessed 7 October 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. (2008) [online] Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. Available online at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed 7 October 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Centaurus in 2022

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a YouTube video in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in Centaurus

Here’s a Centaurus citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) [online] Title. YouTube. Available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 7 October 2022).
So how to cite a video Centaurus?
Pixar (2015) [online] Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 7 October 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Centaurus referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in Centaurus

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 Centaurus.
Lastname, F. (2000) Title. Publisher. Available online at: http://www.example.com (accessed 7 October 2022).
Podcast referencing example in Centaurus using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Available online at: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed 7 October 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

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

Many people think that referencing songs or lyrics to songs isn’t common practise. That’s why we’re here to make it as simple and easy for you to reference a song in Centaurus. This is all you need

An example song citation in Centaurus.
Lastname, F. (2000) Song Title Available online at: http://www.example.com (accessed 7 October 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Centaurus:
The Beatles (1969) Here Comes the Sun Available online at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed 7 October 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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