Cognitive Processing Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Cognitive Processing style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Cognitive Processing 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 Cognitive Processing.

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

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Cognitive Processing

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

How to reference a journal article in the Cognitive Processing citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Cognitive Processing format?

Citing a research paper or journal article in Cognitive Processing is pretty straightforward. Here’s how

Here’s a Cognitive Processing journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container 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 Cognitive Processing:
Petit C, Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18:161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Cognitive Processing style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Cognitive Processing is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an Cognitive Processing example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed 28 May 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) Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 28 May 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Cognitive Processing in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Cognitive Processing, all you need it the following

Here’s a Cognitive Processing citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 28 May 2022
So how to cite a video Cognitive Processing?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 28 May 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Cognitive Processing referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in Cognitive Processing

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 Cognitive Processing.
Lastname F (2000) Title
Podcast referencing example in Cognitive Processing using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

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

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in Cognitive Processing

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


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