Spine Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Spine 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 Spine.

How do you cite a book in the Spine referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Spine using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. City: Publisher; 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
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Rowling JK. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc; 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in Spine looks like this: 1

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

Here’s a Spine journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container 2000;Volume: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 Spine:
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 2007;18:161-72.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

Citing a website in Spine reference style

Here’s an Spine example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title. Available at https://www.example.com. 2000, Accessed July 21, 2019.
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. Available at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. 2008, Accessed July 21, 2019.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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How to cite a YouTube video Spine

Here’s a Spine citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title. YouTube. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. 2000, Accessed July 21, 2019.
So how to cite a video Spine?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. 2015, Accessed July 21, 2019.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a podcast using Spine referencing style

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 Spine.
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Lastname F. Title. Available at http://www.example.com. 2000, Accessed July 21, 2019.
Podcast referencing example in Spine using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women. Available at https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. 2018, Accessed July 21, 2019.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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

An example song citation in Spine.
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Lastname F. Song Title. Available at http://www.example.com. 2000, Accessed July 21, 2019.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Spine:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. Available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. 1969, Accessed July 21, 2019.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1


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