Plants Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Plants style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Plants 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 Plants.

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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Plants

Here’s an example book citation in Plants using placeholders:
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Last Name, F.N. Title; Editor Last Name, E.F.N., Ed.; Edition.; Publisher: City, 2000; ISBN ISBN.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Plants citation:
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Angelou, M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; 1st ed.; Random House: New York, 1969; ISBN 9780375507892.
And an in-text citation book citation in Plants looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Plants format?

Citing formats are used to recognize related literary pieces and to mention references used. To cite any paper in Plants, follow these easy steps

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

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

Have you come across a news article, blogpost or essay on the web and are not sure how to reference in Plants? Here’s how to easily cite it

Here’s an Plants example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F.; Author2 LastnameA.F. Title Available online: https://www.example.com (accessed on Jul.6, 2022).
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 Available online: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed on Jul.6, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Plants 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 Plants

Here’s a Plants citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName Title Available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed on Jul.6, 2022).
So how to cite a video Plants?
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Pixar Pizza Clip — Inside Out Available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed on Jul.6, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Plants referencing style

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a podcast episode in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in Plants

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 Plants.
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Lastname, F. Title 2000.
Podcast referencing example in Plants using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life 640: Five Women 2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in Plants

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


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