Elementa Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Elementa 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 Elementa.

How to do citations in Elementa style?
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How do you cite a book in the Elementa referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Elementa using placeholders:
Last Name FN. 2000. Title. Editor Last Name EFN, editorEdition. City: Publisher.
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:
Elementa citation:
Rowling JK. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in Elementa looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Elementa citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in Elementa format?

Here’s a Elementa journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. 2000. Title. Container Volume(Issue): pages Used. Journal Name. 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 Elementa:
Petit C, Sieffermann J. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1): 161-172. Food Quality and Preference. 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 Elementa style?

Here’s an Elementa example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. 2000 Jan.1. Title. Publisher. Available at https://www.example.com. Accessed 2020Apr.7.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran M. 2008 Nov.5. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. Available at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 2020Apr.7.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Elementa

Here’s a Elementa citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000 Jan.1. Title. YouTube. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 2020Apr.7.
So how to cite a video Elementa?
Pixar. 2015 Jun.3. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 2020Apr.7.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Elementa 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 Elementa.
Lastname F. 2000. Title. Publisher. Available at http://www.example.com. Accessed 2020Apr.7.
Podcast referencing example in Elementa using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Available at https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 2020Apr.7.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

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

An example song citation in Elementa.
Lastname F. 2000. Song Title. Album. Available at http://www.example.com. Accessed 2020Apr.7.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Elementa:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. Available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 2020Apr.7.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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