First Break Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in First Break style?

This is the Citationsy guide to First Break 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 First Break.

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How do you cite a book in the First Break referencing style? (2023 Guide)

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

Here’s an example book citation in First Break using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. [2000]. Title (Edition; E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.). 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:
First Break 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 First Break looks like this: [Angelou, 1969]


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How to reference a journal article in the First Break citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in First Break format?

Have you come across a research paper or journal article you would like to cite in your own research? Here’s how to do it in First Break

Here’s a First Break journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author3 LastnameA. F. [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 First Break:
Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J. [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 and Sieffermann, 2007]


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How to cite a website in a paper in First Break style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in First Break. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an First Break example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author2 LastnameA. F. [2000, January 1]. Title. Retrieved February 3, 2023, 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, M. [2008, November 5]. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Retrieved February 3, 2023, 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 First Break in 2023

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in First Break

Here’s a First Break citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. [2000, January 1]. Title. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from YouTube website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video First Break?
Pixar. [2015, June 3]. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Retrieved February 3, 2023, 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 First Break referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in First Break, here’s how

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 First Break.
Lastname, F. [2000]. Title. Retrieved from http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in First Break 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]

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

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

An example song citation in First Break.
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 First Break:
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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