RNA Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in RNA style?

This is the Citationsy guide to RNA 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 RNA.

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How do you cite a book in the RNA 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 RNA

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in RNA format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the RNA citation format.

Here’s a RNA journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. 2000. Title. Container Volume: pages Used. URL (Accessed July 6, 2022).
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 RNA:
Petit C, Sieffermann J. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18: 161-172. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008 (Accessed July 6, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

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

If you’re writing a research paper, you’ll likely do a fair amount of research online. If you have websites that you want to use as sources for your paper in RNA, follow this simple guide

Here’s an RNA example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. 2000. Title. https://www.example.com (Accessed July 6, 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 July 6, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video RNA in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and you don’t know how to cite it? Here’s a simple way to do it in RNA

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

How to cite a podcast using RNA referencing style

Are you listening to a podcast and you want to use it in your essay or presentation? Here’s how to cite it in RNA

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 RNA.
Lastname F. 2000. Title. http://www.example.com (Accessed July 6, 2022).
Podcast referencing example in RNA using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (Accessed July 6, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

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

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in RNA

An example song citation in RNA.
Lastname F. 2000. Song Title. http://www.example.com (Accessed July 6, 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in RNA:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (Accessed July 6, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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