Meta Gene Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Meta Gene style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Meta Gene 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 Meta Gene.

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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Meta Gene

Here’s an example book citation in Meta Gene using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N., 2000. Title, Edition. ed. Publisher, City.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Meta Gene citation:
Angelou, M., 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed. Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in Meta Gene looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Meta Gene citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Meta Gene format?

To write a research paper, you need to incorporate sources. This means that you have to know how to format the sources in your academic paper. To cite someone else’s paper in Meta Gene in your research, follow these simple steps.

Here’s a Meta Gene journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F., 2000. Title. Container Volume, 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 Meta Gene:
Petit, C., Sieffermann, J., 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 18, 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 Meta Gene 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 Meta Gene

Here’s an Meta Gene example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., 2000. Title [WWW Document]. URL https://www.example.com (accessed 7.6.2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M., 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [WWW Document]. URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed 7.6.2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Meta Gene 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 Meta Gene

Here’s a Meta Gene citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, 2000. Title [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 7.6.2022).
So how to cite a video Meta Gene?
Pixar, 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [WWW Document]. YouTube. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 7.6.2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Meta Gene 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 Meta Gene

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 Meta Gene.
Lastname, F., 2000. Title.
Podcast referencing example in Meta Gene using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, 2018. 640: Five Women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Meta Gene 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 Meta Gene. This is all you need

An example song citation in Meta Gene.
Lastname, F., 2000. Song Title, Album.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Meta Gene:
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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