Lingua Sinica Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Lingua Sinica style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Lingua Sinica 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 Lingua Sinica.

cite Lingua Sinica  — Referencing Guide



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

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

Here’s an example book citation in Lingua Sinica 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:
Lingua Sinica 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 Lingua Sinica looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Lingua Sinica citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Lingua Sinica format?

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

Here’s a Lingua Sinica journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. Title. Container Volume. Journal Name: 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 Lingua Sinica:
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. https://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 Lingua Sinica style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in Lingua Sinica. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an Lingua Sinica example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. Title. Publisher. January1.
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. November5.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Lingua Sinica in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in Lingua Sinica

Here’s a Lingua Sinica citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. January1.
So how to cite a video Lingua Sinica?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. June3.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Lingua Sinica 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 Lingua Sinica

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 Lingua Sinica.
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Title. Publisher.
Podcast referencing example in Lingua Sinica using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Lingua Sinica referencing style?

Many people think that referencing songs or lyrics to songs isn’t common practise. That’s why we’re here to make it as simple and easy for you to reference a song in Lingua Sinica. This is all you need

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


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