Database Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Database style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Database 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 Database.

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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Database

Here’s an example book citation in Database using placeholders:
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Last Name, F. N. (2000) Title. Title; Editor Last Name, E. F. N. (ed.); Edition.; Publisher, City, (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:
Database citation:
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Angelou, M. (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; 1st ed.; Random House, New York, (1969) .
And an in-text citation book citation in Database looks like this: (1)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Database format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Database citation format.

Here’s a Database journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F. (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 Database:
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Petit, C. and 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: (1)

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

When listing Internet sources in your References or Works Cited, the most important thing to remember is that your goal is to make it easy for a reader to check and consult your sources. Here’s how to cite a website in Database

Here’s an Database example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000) Title. Title https://www.example.com (accessed Oct.4, 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. (2008) Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed Oct.4, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

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How to cite a YouTube video Database 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 Database

Here’s a Database citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName (2000) Title. Title https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed Oct.4, 2022).
So how to cite a video Database?
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Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Pizza Clip — Inside Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed Oct.4, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (1)

How to cite a podcast using Database referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in Database

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 Database.
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Lastname, F. (2000) Title. Title (2000) .
Podcast referencing example in Database using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women. 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 Database referencing style?

Did you know that Bob Dylan has written well over 500 different songs? Here’s how to cite any song in Database

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


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