mSystems Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)

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How to do citations in mSystems style?

This is the Citationsy guide to mSystems 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 mSystems.

cite mSystems  — Referencing Guide

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

A book citation in mSystems 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 mSystems using placeholders:
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:
mSystems 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 mSystems looks like this: (1)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in mSystems format?

An mSystems citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a mSystems journal citation example using placeholders:
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 mSystems:
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)

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

Citing your sources is a necessary part of any research paper. To cite a website in mSystems this is what you need

Here’s an mSystems example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. 2000. Title. , Publisher, .
To reference the article located at this link:
on The Guardian website:
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 mSystems in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in mSystems

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

How to cite a podcast using mSystems referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in mSystems, all you need to do is the following

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 mSystems.
Lastname F. 2000. Title. , Publisher, .
Podcast referencing example in mSystems using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. , WBEZ Radio, .
And an in-text citation would look like this: (1)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using mSystems referencing style?

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in mSystems

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

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