Genome Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Genome style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Genome 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 Genome.

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

A book citation in Genome always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Genome format?

An Genome citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a Genome journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. Container Volume(Issue): pages Used. Journal Name. doi: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 Genome:
Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1): 161-172. Food Quality and Preference. doi: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 Genome style?

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

Here’s an Genome example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F. 2000, January 1. Title. Publisher. Available from https://www.example.com [accessed 27May2022].
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. The Guardian. Available from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 [accessed 27May2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Genome in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in Genome

Here’s a Genome citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000, January 1. Title. Available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX [accessed 27May2022].
So how to cite a video Genome?
Pixar. 2015, June 3. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ [accessed 27May2022].
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Genome 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 Genome

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 Genome.
Lastname, F. 2000, January 1. Title. Publisher. Available from http://www.example.com [accessed 27May2022].
Podcast referencing example in Genome using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018, March 2. 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Available from https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women [accessed 27May2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Genome 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 Genome. This is all you need

An example song citation in Genome.
Lastname, F. 2000. Song Title. In Album. Available from http://www.example.com [accessed 27May2022].
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Genome:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. In Abbey Road. Available from https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 [accessed 27May2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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