Crystals Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Crystals style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Crystals 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 Crystals.

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

A book citation in Crystals 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 Crystals using placeholders:
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Last Name, F.N. Title; Editor Last Name, E.F.N., Ed.; Edition.; Publisher: City, 2000; ISBN ISBN.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Crystals citation:
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Angelou, M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; 1st ed.; Random House: New York, 1969; ISBN 9780375507892.
And an in-text citation book citation in Crystals looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Crystals format?

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

Here’s a Crystals journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA.F.; Author3 LastnameA.F. Title. Container 2000, 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 Crystals:
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Petit, C.; Sieffermann, J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 2007, 18, 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in Crystals

Here’s an Crystals example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F.; Author2 LastnameA.F. Title Available online: https://www.example.com (accessed on Oct.7, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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Tran, M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President Available online: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed on Oct.7, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Crystals in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in Crystals

Here’s a Crystals citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName Title Available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed on Oct.7, 2022).
So how to cite a video Crystals?
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Pixar Pizza Clip — Inside Out Available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed on Oct.7, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Crystals referencing style

Citing a podcast in Crystals is pretty straight forward. Here’s how you can do it

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 Crystals.
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Lastname, F. Title 2000.
Podcast referencing example in Crystals using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life 640: Five Women 2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

Have you found a song you would like to cite and include in your essay? Here’s how to cite a song in Crystals

An example song citation in Crystals.
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Lastname, F. Song Title; 2000;.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Crystals:
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The Beatles Here Comes the Sun; 1969;.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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