First Break Referencing Guide
(updated May 2024)


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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? (2024 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: