Green Letters Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Green Letters style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Green Letters 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 Green Letters.

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How do you cite a book in the Green Letters 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 Green Letters

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

How to reference a journal article in the Green Letters citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Green Letters format?

Citing a research paper or journal article in Green Letters is pretty straightforward. Here’s how

Here’s a Green Letters journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Container Volume (Issue). Journal Name: 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 Green Letters:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. 2007. “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?” 18 (1). Food Quality and Preference: 161-172. 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 Green Letters style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Green Letters is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an Green Letters example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Publisher. 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:
Tran, Mark. 2008. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Green Letters in 2022

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in Green Letters

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

How to cite a podcast using Green Letters referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Green Letters, all you need to do is the following

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 Green Letters.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Publisher. http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in Green Letters using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. “640: Five Women”. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Green Letters referencing style?

Did you know that Bob Dylan has written well over 500 different songs? Here’s how to cite any song in Green Letters

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


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