First Break Referencing Guide

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.

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

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, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
First Break citation:
Rowling, J. K. [1997]. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1st ed.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in First Break looks like this: [Rowling, 1997]

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

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]

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

Here’s an First Break example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author2 LastnameA. F. [2000, January 1]. Title. Retrieved September 26, 2020, 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 September 26, 2020, 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

Here’s a First Break citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. [2000, January 1]. Title. Retrieved September 26, 2020, 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 September 26, 2020, 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

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]

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

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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