Copeia Referencing Guide
(updated Aug 2022)

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How to do citations in Copeia style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Copeia 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 Copeia.

cite Copeia  — Referencing Guide

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

Did you know there are over 2.5 million book titles published in 2021. If you find yourself trying to cite a book in Copeia, here’s how

Here’s an example book citation in Copeia using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. 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:
Copeia citation:
Angelou, M. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. . 1st edition. Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in Copeia looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Copeia format?

The basic information included in your citation will be the same across all styles. However, the format in which that information is presented is somewhat different depending on style you need. To cite a paper in Copeia, follow this example

Here’s a Copeia journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author3 LastnameA. F. 2000. Title. Container Volume:pages Used. doi: 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 Copeia:
Petit, C., and J. Sieffermann. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18:161-172. doi: 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 Copeia style?

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

Here’s an Copeia example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. Title. . [Online.] Available at
To reference the article located at this link:
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. . [Online.] Available at
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Copeia in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in Copeia

Here’s a Copeia citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. [Online.] Available at
So how to cite a video Copeia?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. [Online.] Available at
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Copeia referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in Copeia, here’s how

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 Copeia.
Lastname, F. 2000. Title. . [Online.] Available at
Podcast referencing example in Copeia using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. . [Online.] Available at
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

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

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in Copeia

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

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