Synergy Referencing Guide
(updated Jun 2022)


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How to do citations in Synergy style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Synergy 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 Synergy.

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

To create a basic works-cited-list entry for a book in Synergy follow these simple steps

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

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Synergy format?

Do you need help referencing or citing a research paper in Synergy? Here’s how

Here’s a Synergy journal citation example using placeholders:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F., Title, Container. Volume (2000) 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 Synergy:
[1]
C. Petit, J. Sieffermann, Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18 (2007) 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

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

Here’s an Synergy example website reference:
[1]
Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., Title, (2000). https://www.example.com (accessed June 30, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
[1]
M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, (2008). https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed June 30, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Synergy in 2022

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

Here’s a Synergy citation YouTube video example:
[1]
ChannelName, Title, YouTube. (2000). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed June 30, 2022).
So how to cite a video Synergy?
[1]
Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, YouTube. (2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed June 30, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Synergy 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 Synergy

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 Synergy.
[1]
F. Lastname, Title, (2000). http://www.example.com (accessed June 30, 2022).
Podcast referencing example in Synergy using “This American Life” episode 640:
[1]
This American Life, 640: Five Women, (2018). https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed June 30, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Synergy 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 Synergy

An example song citation in Synergy.
[1]
F. Lastname, Song Title, 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed June 30, 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Synergy:
[1]
The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed June 30, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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