Opuscula Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)

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How to do citations in Opuscula style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Opuscula 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 Opuscula.

cite Opuscula  — Referencing Guide

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

There are two places to get the information you need for a book citation: the title page, and the reverse side of the title page. Here’s how to cite it in Opuscula.

Here’s an example book citation in Opuscula using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N. 2000. Title, Edition., 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:
Opuscula citation:
Angelou, M. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st edn., New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in Opuscula looks like this: Angelou 1969

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Opuscula format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Opuscula citation format.

Here’s a Opuscula journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F. & 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 Opuscula:
Petit, C. & J. Sieffermann. 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 & Sieffermann 2007

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

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Opuscula is straight forward. Here’s how

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

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How to cite a YouTube video Opuscula in 2022

If you’ve previously cited a video from a website in Opuscula, then the process for citing a video from YouTube is basically the same. Here’s how to do it

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

How to cite a podcast using Opuscula referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in Opuscula

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 Opuscula.
Lastname, F. 2000. “Title.”
Podcast referencing example in Opuscula 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 Opuscula 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 Opuscula. This is all you need

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