mSphere Referencing Guide
(updated Dec 2022)


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How to do citations in mSphere style?

This is the Citationsy guide to mSphere 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 mSphere.

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How do you cite a book in the mSphere 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 mSphere:

Here’s an example book citation in mSphere using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. 2000. TitleEdition. , 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:
mSphere citation:
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Angelou M. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed. , Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in mSphere looks like this: (1)


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

How do you cite scientific papers in mSphere format?

To cite a research paper or journal article following the mSphere formatting guide, follow these easy steps

Here’s a mSphere journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. 2000. Title. Container Volume: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 mSphere:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 18:161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)


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How to cite a website in a paper in mSphere style?

Although not all open web content is appropriate as scholarly evidence, you might find yourself wanting to reference a web page in mSphere. Here’s a quick and simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an mSphere example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. 2000. Title. , Publisher, .
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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Tran M. 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. , The Guardian, .
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

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How to cite a YouTube video mSphere in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in mSphere

Here’s a mSphere citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. , , .
So how to cite a video mSphere?
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Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. , , .
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (1)

How to cite a podcast using mSphere 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 mSphere

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 mSphere.
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Lastname F. 2000. Title. , Publisher, .
Podcast referencing example in mSphere using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. , WBEZ Radio, .
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 mSphere 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 mSphere

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


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