Oikos Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in Oikos style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Oikos 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 Oikos.

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

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in Oikos

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Oikos 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 Oikos

Here’s a Oikos journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F. 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 Oikos:
Petit, C. and 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: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

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

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

Here’s an Oikos example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. Title.
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.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Oikos 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 Oikos

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

How to cite a podcast using Oikos referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Oikos, 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 Oikos.
Lastname, F. 2000. Title.
Podcast referencing example in Oikos 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 Oikos referencing style?

Did you know that Bob Dylan has written well over 500 different songs? Here’s how to cite any song in Oikos

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