Materialia Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Materialia style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Materialia 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 Materialia.

cite Materialia  — Referencing Guide



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

A book citation in Materialia always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in Materialia 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:
Materialia citation:
[1]
M. Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed., Random House, New York, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Materialia looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Materialia format?

An Materialia citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a Materialia 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 Materialia:
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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 Materialia style?

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

Here’s an Materialia 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 Materialia in 2022

Citing a video from YouTube may appear more difficult than citing a book because YouTube has so much information. But the process is quite simple, here’s how to do it in Materialia

Here’s a Materialia 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 Materialia?
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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 Materialia 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 Materialia

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 Materialia.
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F. Lastname, Title, (2000). http://www.example.com (accessed July 6, 2022).
Podcast referencing example in Materialia 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 Materialia referencing style?

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in Materialia

An example song citation in Materialia.
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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 Materialia:
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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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