RTF Scan Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in RTF Scan style?

This is the Citationsy guide to RTF Scan 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 RTF Scan.

cite RTF Scan  — Referencing Guide



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

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

Here’s an example book citation in RTF Scan using placeholders:
{Last Name, "Title", 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:
RTF Scan citation:
{Angelou, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", 1969}
And an in-text citation book citation in RTF Scan looks like this: {Angelou, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", 1969}

How to reference a journal article in the RTF Scan citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in RTF Scan format?

An RTF Scan citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a RTF Scan journal citation example using placeholders:
{Author1 Lastname and Author3 Lastname, "Title", 2000}
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 RTF Scan:
{Petit and Sieffermann, "Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?", 2007}
And an in-text citation would look like this: {Petit et al., "Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?", 2007}

How to cite a website in a paper in RTF Scan style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in RTF Scan is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an RTF Scan example website reference:
{Author1 Lastname and Author2 Lastname, "Title", 2000}
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
{Tran, "Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President", 2008}
And an in-text citation would look like this: {Tran, "Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President", 2008}

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How to cite a YouTube video RTF Scan in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to RTF Scan, all you need it the following

Here’s a RTF Scan citation YouTube video example:
{ChannelName, "Title", 2000}
So how to cite a video RTF Scan?
{Pixar, "Pizza Clip — Inside Out", 2015}
And an in-text video citation would look like this: {Pixar, "Pizza Clip — Inside Out", 2015}

How to cite a podcast using RTF Scan referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in RTF Scan, 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 RTF Scan.
{Lastname, "Title", 2000}
Podcast referencing example in RTF Scan using “This American Life” episode 640:
{This American Life, "640: Five Women", 2018}
And an in-text citation would look like this: {This American Life, "640: Five Women", 2018}

How to cite a piece of music or a song using RTF Scan 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 RTF Scan

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


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