Life Sciences Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Life Sciences style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Life Sciences 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 Life Sciences.

cite Life Sciences  — Referencing Guide



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

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

Here’s an example book citation in Life Sciences using placeholders:
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F.N. Last Name, Title, Edition, 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:
Life Sciences citation:
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M. Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed., Random House, New York, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Life Sciences looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the Life Sciences citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Life Sciences format?

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

Here’s a Life Sciences journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F., Title, Container. Volume (2000) pages Used. https://doi.org/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 Life Sciences:
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C. Petit, J. Sieffermann, Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18 (2007) 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a website in a paper in Life Sciences style?

When listing Internet sources in your References or Works Cited, the most important thing to remember is that your goal is to make it easy for a reader to check and consult your sources. Here’s how to cite a website in Life Sciences

Here’s an Life Sciences example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., Title, (2000). https://www.example.com (accessed July 6, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, (2008). https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed July 6, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Life Sciences 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 Life Sciences

Here’s a Life Sciences citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName, Title, YouTube. (2000). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed July 6, 2022).
So how to cite a video Life Sciences?
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Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, YouTube. (2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed July 6, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Life Sciences referencing style

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a podcast episode in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in Life Sciences

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 Life Sciences.
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F. Lastname, Title, (2000). http://www.example.com (accessed July 6, 2022).
Podcast referencing example in Life Sciences using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life, 640: Five Women, (2018). https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed July 6, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Life Sciences referencing style?

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in Life Sciences

An example song citation in Life Sciences.
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F. Lastname, Song Title, 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed July 6, 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Life Sciences:
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The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed July 6, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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