Retina Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Retina style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Retina 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 Retina.

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How do you cite a book in the Retina 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 Retina

Here’s an example book citation in Retina using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. (Editor Last Name EFN, ed.). 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:
Retina 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 Retina looks like this: 1

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Retina format?

The basic information included in your citation will be the same across all styles. However, the format in which that information is presented is somewhat different depending on style you need. To cite a paper in Retina, follow this example

Here’s a Retina journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container. 2000;Volume(Issue):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 Retina:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 2007;18(1):161-172. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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

Have you found a credible website you want to cite in Retina to include in your research paper or presentation? Here’s how

Here’s an Retina example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. https://www.example.com. Published January 1, 2000. Accessed July 7, 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. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Published November 5, 2008. Accessed July 7, 2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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How to cite a YouTube video Retina 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 Retina

Here’s a Retina citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Published January 1, 2000. Accessed July 7, 2022.
So how to cite a video Retina?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Published June 3, 2015. Accessed July 7, 2022.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a podcast using Retina referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Retina, 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 Retina.
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Lastname F. Title. January 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed July 7, 2022.
Podcast referencing example in Retina using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women. March 2018. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed July 7, 2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in Retina

An example song citation in Retina.
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Lastname F. Song Title.; 2000. http://www.example.com. Accessed July 7, 2022.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Retina:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun.; 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed July 7, 2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1


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