Ergo Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Ergo style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Ergo 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 Ergo.

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

A book citation in Ergo 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 Ergo using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. (2000). Title (Edition; E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.). 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:
Ergo citation:
Angelou, Maya. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1st ed.). Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Ergo looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Ergo format?

An Ergo citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a Ergo journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. https://doi.org/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 Ergo:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1), 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Ergo 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 Ergo

Here’s an Ergo example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved May 27, 2022, from 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, Mark. (2008, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Retrieved May 27, 2022, from 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 Ergo in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in Ergo

Here’s a Ergo citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved May 27, 2022, from YouTube website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Ergo?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Retrieved May 27, 2022, from YouTube website: 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 Ergo referencing style

As the world goes digital, so does the way we learn. Podcasts have become an increasingly common source of knowledge. Here’s how to cite a podcast episode in Ergo

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 Ergo.
Lastname, Firstname. (2000). Title. Retrieved from http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Ergo using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018). 640: Five Women. Retrieved from https://thisamericanlife.org/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 Ergo referencing style?

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in Ergo

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


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