Language Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Language style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Language 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 Language.

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

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Language

Here’s an example book citation in Language using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name 2000. Title. (Ed.) 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:
Language 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 Language looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Language format?

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

Here’s a Language journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname; and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname 2000. Title. Container Volume. Journal Name.pages Used. doi:DOI. 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 Language:
Petit, C.; and J.M. Sieffermann 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 18. Food Quality and Preference.161-172. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008. http://dx.doi.org/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 Language style?

Have you come across a news article, blogpost or essay on the web and are not sure how to reference in Language? Here’s how to easily cite it

Here’s an Language 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 Language in 2022

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

Here’s a Language citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName 2000. Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video Language?
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 Language referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in Language

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 Language.
Lastname, Firstname 2000. Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in Language 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 Language referencing style?

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in Language

An example song citation in Language.
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 Language:
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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