Materials & Design Referencing Guide
(updated Nov 2022)


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How to do citations in Materials & Design style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Materials & Design 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 Materials & Design.

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How do you cite a book in the Materials & Design referencing style? (2022 Guide)

A book citation in Materials & Design 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 Materials & Design 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:
Materials & Design 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 Materials & Design looks like this: [1]


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How to reference a journal article in the Materials & Design citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Materials & Design format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Materials & Design citation format.

Here’s a Materials & Design 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 Materials & Design:
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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]


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How to cite a website in a paper in Materials & Design style?

If you’re writing a research paper, you’ll likely do a fair amount of research online. If you have websites that you want to use as sources for your paper in Materials & Design, follow this simple guide

Here’s an Materials & Design example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., Title, (2000). https://www.example.com (accessed November 29, 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 November 29, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Materials & Design in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in Materials & Design

Here’s a Materials & Design citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName, Title, YouTube. (2000). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed November 29, 2022).
So how to cite a video Materials & Design?
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Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, YouTube. (2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed November 29, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Materials & Design referencing style

Are you listening to a podcast and you want to use it in your essay or presentation? Here’s how to cite it in Materials & Design

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 Materials & Design.
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F. Lastname, Title, (2000). http://www.example.com (accessed November 29, 2022).
Podcast referencing example in Materials & Design using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life, 640: Five Women, (2018). https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed November 29, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a piece of music or a song using Materials & Design referencing style?

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in Materials & Design

An example song citation in Materials & Design.
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F. Lastname, Song Title, 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed November 29, 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Materials & Design:
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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 November 29, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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