Coral Reefs Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Coral Reefs 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 Coral Reefs.

How do you cite a book in the Coral Reefs referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Coral Reefs using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title. Publisher, City
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:
Rowling JK (1997) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London
And an in-text citation book citation in Coral Reefs looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Coral Reefs citation style?

Here’s a Coral Reefs journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container Volume:pages Used
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 Coral Reefs:
Petit C, Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18:161-172
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

Citing a website in Coral Reefs reference style

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

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How to cite a YouTube video Coral Reefs

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

How to cite a podcast using Coral Reefs 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 Coral Reefs.
Lastname F (2000) Title.
Podcast referencing example in Coral Reefs 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 Coral Reefs referencing style?

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


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