Symbiosis Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Symbiosis style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Symbiosis 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 Symbiosis.

cite Symbiosis  — Referencing Guide



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

A book citation in Symbiosis always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Symbiosis format?

Have you come across a research paper or journal article you would like to cite in your own research? Here’s how to do it in Symbiosis

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

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

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

Here’s an Symbiosis example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed 1 Jul. 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 1 Jul. 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Symbiosis in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in Symbiosis

Here’s a Symbiosis citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022
So how to cite a video Symbiosis?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Symbiosis referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Symbiosis, all you need to do is the following

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 Symbiosis.
Lastname F (2000) Title
Podcast referencing example in Symbiosis using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

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

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in Symbiosis

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


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