Public Library of Science Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Public Library of Science 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 Public Library of Science.

How do you cite a book in the Public Library of Science referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Public Library of Science using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN, editor. 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:
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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 Public Library of Science looks like this: [1]

How to reference a journal article in the Public Library of Science citation style?

Here’s a Public Library of Science journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container. Journal Name; 2000;Volume: pages Used. doi:DOI
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 Public Library of Science:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. Food Quality and Preference; 2007;18: 161-172. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

Citing a website in Public Library of Science reference style

Here’s an Public Library of Science example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. In: [Internet]. Publisher; 1Jan.2000 [cited 22Sep.2019]. Available: 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]. In: [Internet]. The Guardian; 5Nov.2008 [cited 22Sep.2019]. Available: 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 Public Library of Science

Here’s a Public Library of Science citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. In: YouTube [Internet]. 1Jan.2000 [cited 22Sep.2019]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Public Library of Science?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube [Internet]. 3Jun.2015 [cited 22Sep.2019]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Public Library of Science 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 Public Library of Science.
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Lastname F. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000. Available: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Public Library of Science using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. WBEZ Radio; 2018. Available: 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 Public Library of Science referencing style?

An example song citation in Public Library of Science.
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Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. Album. 2000. Available: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Public Library of Science:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. Abbey Road. 1969. Available: 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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