Methods Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Methods style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Methods 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 Methods.

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How do you cite a book in the Methods 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 Methods

Here’s an example book citation in Methods 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:
Methods 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 Methods looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Methods format?

Have you come across a research paper or journal article you would like to cite in your own research? Here’s how to do it in Methods

Here’s a Methods journal citation example using placeholders:
[1]
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 Methods:
[1]
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 Methods 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 Methods

Here’s an Methods example website reference:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., Title, (2000). https://www.example.com (accessed July 7, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
[1]
M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, (2008). https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed July 7, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Methods in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in Methods

Here’s a Methods citation YouTube video example:
[1]
ChannelName, Title, YouTube. (2000). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed July 7, 2022).
So how to cite a video Methods?
[1]
Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, YouTube. (2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed July 7, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Methods 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 Methods

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 Methods.
[1]
F. Lastname, Title, (2000). http://www.example.com (accessed July 7, 2022).
Podcast referencing example in Methods using “This American Life” episode 640:
[1]
This American Life, 640: Five Women, (2018). https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed July 7, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Methods 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 Methods

An example song citation in Methods.
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F. Lastname, Song Title, 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed July 7, 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Methods:
[1]
The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed July 7, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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