Geosphere Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in Geosphere style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Geosphere 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 Geosphere.

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

A book citation in Geosphere 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 Geosphere using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N., 2000, Title (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:
Geosphere citation:
Angelou, M., 1969, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: New York, Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Geosphere looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)


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

How do you cite scientific papers in Geosphere format?

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

Here’s a Geosphere journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F., 2000, Title: Container, v. Volume, p. pages Used, 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 Geosphere:
Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J., 2007, Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?: v. 18, p. 161-172, doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
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 Geosphere style?

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

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

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How to cite a YouTube video Geosphere in 2023

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Geosphere, all you need it the following

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

How to cite a podcast using Geosphere referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Geosphere, this is what you’ll need

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

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in Geosphere is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

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


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