Fly Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Fly style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Fly 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 Fly.

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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Fly

Here’s an example book citation in Fly using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. City: Publisher; 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Fly citation:
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Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House; 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Fly looks like this: 1

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Fly format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Fly citation format.

Here’s a Fly journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container [Internet] 2000 [cited 2022 May 23]; Volume:pages Used. Available from: URL
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 Fly:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. [Internet] 2007 [cited 2022 May 23]; 18:161-72. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a website in a paper in Fly style?

I found a useful website and want to cite information from it in my paper. How do I reference in Fly? Here’s a simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an Fly example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. 2000 [cited 2022 May 23]; Available 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:
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Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. 2008 [cited 2022 May 23]; Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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How to cite a YouTube video Fly in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in Fly

Here’s a Fly citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube2000 [cited 2022 May 23]; Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Fly?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [Internet]. YouTube2015 [cited 2022 May 23]; Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a podcast using Fly referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in Fly

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 Fly.
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Lastname F. Title [Internet]. 2000 [cited 2022 May 23]; Available from: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Fly using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2022 May 23]; Available from: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Fly 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 Fly

An example song citation in Fly.
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Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. 2000 [cited 2022 May 23]. Available from: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Fly:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. 1969 [cited 2022 May 23]. Available from: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1


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