Protoplasma Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Protoplasma style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Protoplasma 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 Protoplasma.

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

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

Here’s an example book citation in Protoplasma using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title, Edition. Publisher, 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:
Protoplasma citation:
Angelou M (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st edn.. Random House, New York
And an in-text citation book citation in Protoplasma looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Protoplasma format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in Protoplasma

Here’s a Protoplasma journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container Volume:pages Used. https://doi.org/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 Protoplasma:
Petit C, Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18:161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

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

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

Here’s an Protoplasma example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022
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. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Protoplasma in 2022

Have you discovered something while watching a Youtube channel or video and would like to know how to reference it in Protoplasma? Here’s how

Here’s a Protoplasma citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022
So how to cite a video Protoplasma?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Protoplasma referencing style

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

Have you found a song you would like to cite and include in your essay? Here’s how to cite a song in Protoplasma

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


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