Centaurus Referencing Guide

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.

How to do citations in Centaurus style?
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How do you cite a book in the Centaurus referencing style?

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, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Centaurus citation:
Rowling, J. K. (1997) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 1st ed. (London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc).
And an in-text citation book citation in Centaurus looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Centaurus citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in Centaurus 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 10 July 2020).
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 10 July 2020).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann, 2007)

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

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 10 July 2020).
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 10 July 2020).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video 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 10 July 2020).
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 10 July 2020).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Centaurus 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 Centaurus.
Lastname, F. (2000) Title. Publisher. Available online at: http://www.example.com (accessed 10 July 2020).
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 10 July 2020).
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?

An example song citation in Centaurus.
Lastname, F. (2000) Song Title Available online at: http://www.example.com (accessed 10 July 2020).
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 10 July 2020).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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