LCGC Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)

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How to do citations in LCGC style?

This is the Citationsy guide to LCGC 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 LCGC.

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

There are two places to get the information you need for a book citation: the title page, and the reverse side of the title page. Here’s how to cite it in LCGC.

Here’s an example book citation in LCGC using placeholders:
F. N. Last Name, Title, Editionth Ed. (Publisher, City, 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:
LCGC citation:
M. Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st Ed. (Random House, New York, 1969).
And an in-text citation book citation in LCGC looks like this: (1)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in LCGC format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in LCGC

Here’s a LCGC journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F., Container Volume(Issue), pages Used (2000).
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 LCGC:
C. Petit and J. Sieffermann, 18(1), 161-172 (2007).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

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

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

Here’s an LCGC example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F., Title (2000). at
To reference the article located at this link:
on The Guardian website:
M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President (2008). at
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

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How to cite a YouTube video LCGC in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in LCGC

Here’s a LCGC citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, Title YouTube (2000). at
So how to cite a video LCGC?
Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out YouTube (2015). at
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (1)

How to cite a podcast using LCGC referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in LCGC, here’s how

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 LCGC.
F. Lastname, Title (2000). at
Podcast referencing example in LCGC using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, 640: Five Women (2018). at
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

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

An example song citation in LCGC.
F. Lastname, Song Title Album (2000). at
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in LCGC:
The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun Abbey Road (1969). at
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

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