Materials Today Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Materials Today style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Materials Today 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 Today.

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

Are you writing a research paper and want to include the works you found in a book? Here’s a simple guide to do it in Materials Today:

Here’s an example book citation in Materials Today using placeholders:
[1]
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 Today 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 Materials Today looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Materials Today format?

The basic information included in your citation will be the same across all styles. However, the format in which that information is presented is somewhat different depending on style you need. To cite a paper in Materials Today, follow this example

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

How to cite a website in a paper in Materials Today style?

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in Materials Today

Here’s an Materials Today example website reference:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., (2000).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
[1]
M. Tran, (2008).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Materials Today 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 Materials Today

Here’s a Materials Today citation YouTube video example:
[1]
ChannelName, YouTube (2000).
So how to cite a video Materials Today?
[1]
Pixar, YouTube (2015).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Materials Today referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in Materials Today

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 Today.
[1]
F. Lastname, (2000).
Podcast referencing example in Materials Today using “This American Life” episode 640:
[1]
This American Life, (2018).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Materials Today 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 Materials Today

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


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