SPIE BiOS Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in SPIE BiOS style?

This is the Citationsy guide to SPIE BiOS 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 SPIE BiOS.

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How do you cite a book in the SPIE BiOS referencing style? (2023 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 SPIE BiOS

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


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How to reference a journal article in the SPIE BiOS citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in SPIE BiOS format?

To write a research paper, you need to incorporate sources. This means that you have to know how to format the sources in your academic paper. To cite someone else’s paper in SPIE BiOS in your research, follow these simple steps.

Here’s a SPIE BiOS journal citation example using placeholders:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F., “Title”, Container Volume(Issue), pages Used (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 SPIE BiOS:
[1]
Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J., “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” 18(1), 161-172 (2007).
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1


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How to cite a website in a paper in SPIE BiOS style?

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

Here’s an SPIE BiOS example website reference:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F., “Title”, 1 January 2000, (5 February 2023).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
[1]
Tran, M., “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”, 5 November 2008, (5 February 2023).
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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How to cite a YouTube video SPIE BiOS in 2023

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a YouTube video in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in SPIE BiOS

Here’s a SPIE BiOS citation YouTube video example:
[1]
ChannelName, “Title”, YouTube, 1 January 2000, (5 February 2023).
So how to cite a video SPIE BiOS?
[1]
Pixar, “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”, YouTube, 3 June 2015, (5 February 2023).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a podcast using SPIE BiOS referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in SPIE BiOS

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 SPIE BiOS.
[1]
Lastname, F., “Title”, Publisher (2000).
Podcast referencing example in SPIE BiOS using “This American Life” episode 640:
[1]
This American Life, “640: Five Women”, WBEZ Radio (2018).
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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How to cite a piece of music or a song using SPIE BiOS 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 SPIE BiOS

An example song citation in SPIE BiOS.
[1]
Lastname, F., [Song Title] , in Album (2000).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in SPIE BiOS:
[1]
The Beatles, [Here Comes the Sun] , in Abbey Road (1969).
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1


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