Ecosystems Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Ecosystems style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Ecosystems 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 Ecosystems.

cite Ecosystems  — Referencing Guide



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

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Ecosystems

Here’s an example book citation in Ecosystems using placeholders:
Last Name FN. 2000. Title. Edition. (Editor Last Name EFN, editor.). City: Publisher
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Ecosystems citation:
Angelou M. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House
And an in-text citation book citation in Ecosystems looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Ecosystems format?

To cite a research paper or journal article following the Ecosystems formatting guide, follow these easy steps

Here’s a Ecosystems journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. 2000. Title. Container Volume:pages Used. URL. Last accessed 10/04/2022
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 Ecosystems:
Petit C, Sieffermann J. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18:161-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008. Last accessed 10/04/2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Ecosystems 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 Ecosystems

Here’s an Ecosystems example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. 2000. Title. https://www.example.com. Last accessed 10/04/2022
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. Last accessed 10/04/2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Ecosystems in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in Ecosystems

Here’s a Ecosystems citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Last accessed 10/04/2022
So how to cite a video Ecosystems?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Last accessed 10/04/2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Ecosystems referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in Ecosystems

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 Ecosystems.
Lastname F. 2000. Title. http://www.example.com. Last accessed 10/04/2022
Podcast referencing example in Ecosystems using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Last accessed 10/04/2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

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

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in Ecosystems is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

An example song citation in Ecosystems.
Lastname F. 2000. Song Title. http://www.example.com. Last accessed 10/04/2022
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Ecosystems:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Last accessed 10/04/2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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