Pulse Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Pulse style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Pulse 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 Pulse.

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

A book citation in Pulse always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Pulse format?

Citing a research paper or journal article in Pulse is pretty straightforward. Here’s how

Here’s a Pulse 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 Pulse:
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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 Pulse style?

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), webpage title, website title, institution/publisher, publication date, and DOI or URL. Here’s how to cite it properly in Pulse

Here’s an Pulse example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. 2000 Jan. [cited 2022 Jul. 5]. 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 2022 Jul. 5]. 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 Pulse in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in Pulse

Here’s a Pulse citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube. 2000 Jan. [cited 2022 Jul. 5]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Pulse?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [Internet]. YouTube. 2015 Jun. [cited 2022 Jul. 5]. 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 Pulse referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Pulse, this is what you’ll need

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 Pulse.
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Lastname F. Title. 2000 Jan. [cited 2022 Jul. 5]. Available from: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Pulse using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women. 2018 Mar. [cited 2022 Jul. 5]. 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 Pulse referencing style?

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in Pulse

An example song citation in Pulse.
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Lastname F. Song Title. 2000; [cited 2022 Jul. 5].Available from: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Pulse:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. 1969; [cited 2022 Jul. 5].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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