Constellations Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Constellations style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Constellations 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 Constellations.

cite Constellations  — Referencing Guide



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

A book citation in Constellations 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 Constellations using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. Title. Edited by Editor First Name Editor Last Name. Edition. City: Publisher, 2000, 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:
Constellations citation:
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 1969, New York: Random House, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Constellations looks like this: Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed., (New York: Random House, 1969) (New York: Random House, 1969).

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Constellations format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in Constellations

Here’s a Constellations journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. “Title”. Container Volume, no. Issue (January 1, 2000): 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 Constellations:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?” 18, no. 1 (January 1, 2007): 161-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann, “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?” 18, no. 1, (January 1, 2007) (January 1, 2007): 161-72, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.

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

Have you come across a news article, blogpost or essay on the web and are not sure how to reference in Constellations? Here’s how to easily cite it

Here’s an Constellations example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. “Title”. Publisher, January 1, 2000, Publisher, January 1, 2000. https://www.example.com.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, Mark. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”. The Guardian, November 5, 2008, The Guardian, November 5, 2008. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.
And an in-text citation would look like this: Mark Tran, “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”, (The Guardian, November 5, 2008) (The Guardian, November 5, 2008), https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.

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How to cite a YouTube video Constellations 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 Constellations

Here’s a Constellations citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. “Title”. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video Constellations?
Pixar. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: Pixar, “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.

How to cite a podcast using Constellations 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 Constellations

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 Constellations.
Lastname, Firstname. “Title”. Publisher, January 1, 2000, Publisher, January 1, 2000. http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in Constellations using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. “640: Five Women”. WBEZ Radio, March 2, 2018, WBEZ Radio, March 2, 2018. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: This American Life, “640: Five Women”, (WBEZ Radio, March 2, 2018) (WBEZ Radio, March 2, 2018), https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women.

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

You might be listening to a song or lyrics from a song you want to cite in an essay or presentation. This is how to easily cite a song in Constellations

An example song citation in Constellations.
Lastname, Firstname. Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Constellations:
The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150.
And an in-text citation would look like this: The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, Abbey Road, https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150.


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