ORL Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to ORL 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 ORL.

How to do citations in ORL style?
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How do you cite a book in the ORL referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in ORL using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. City: Publisher; 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
ORL citation:
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Rowling JK. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc; 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in ORL looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the ORL citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in ORL format?

Here’s a ORL journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container. 2000 Jan.;Volume(Issue):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 ORL:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 2007 Jan.;18(1):161-72.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

Here’s an ORL example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. 2000 Jan. [cited 2020 Feb. 27]. Available from: https://www.example.com
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. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. 2008 Nov. [cited 2020 Feb. 27]. Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video ORL

Here’s a ORL citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube. 2000 Jan. [cited 2020 Feb. 27]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video ORL?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [Internet]. YouTube. 2015 Jun. [cited 2020 Feb. 27]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using ORL referencing style

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 ORL.
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Lastname F. Title. 2000 Jan. [cited 2020 Feb. 27]. Available from: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in ORL using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women. 2018 Mar. [cited 2020 Feb. 27]. Available from: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

An example song citation in ORL.
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Lastname F. Song Title. 2000; [cited 2020 Feb. 27].Available from: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in ORL:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. 1969; [cited 2020 Feb. 27].Available from: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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