First Monday Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in First Monday style?

This is the Citationsy guide to First Monday 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 Monday.

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

Did you know there are over 2.5 million book titles published in 2021. If you find yourself trying to cite a book in First Monday, here’s how

Here’s an example book citation in First Monday using placeholders:
First Name Last Name, 2000. Title, Edition., E.F.N. Editor Last Name (editor), 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 Monday citation:
Maya Angelou, 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed., New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in First Monday looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)


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

How do you cite scientific papers in First Monday format?

Do you need help referencing or citing a research paper in First Monday? Here’s how

Here’s a First Monday journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname, 2000. “Title,” Container, volume Volume, number Issue, p. pages Used, and at URL, accessed 7 February 2023.
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 Monday:
C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann, 2007. “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?,” volumes 18, number 1, pp. 161-172, and at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008, accessed 7 February 2023.
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 Monday style?

Have you found a credible website you want to cite in First Monday to include in your research paper or presentation? Here’s how

Here’s an First Monday example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname, 2000. “Title,”, at https://www.example.com, accessed 7 February 2023.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Mark Tran, 2008. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President,”, at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083, accessed 7 February 2023.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video First Monday 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 Monday

Here’s a First Monday citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, 2000. “Title,” YouTube, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX, accessed 7 February 2023.
So how to cite a video First Monday?
Pixar, 2015. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out,” YouTube, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ, accessed 7 February 2023.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using First Monday referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in First Monday

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 Monday.
Firstname Lastname, 2000. “Title,”, at http://www.example.com, accessed 7 February 2023.
Podcast referencing example in First Monday using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, 2018. “640: Five Women,”, at https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women, accessed 7 February 2023.
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 Monday referencing style?

Many people think that referencing songs or lyrics to songs isn’t common practise. That’s why we’re here to make it as simple and easy for you to reference a song in First Monday. This is all you need

An example song citation in First Monday.
Firstname Lastname, 2000. Song Title, at http://www.example.com, accessed 7 February 2023.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in First Monday:
The Beatles, 1969. Here Comes the Sun, at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150, accessed 7 February 2023.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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