Synergy Referencing Guide

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.

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

Here’s an example book citation in Synergy using placeholders:
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F.N. Last Name, Title, Edition, Publisher, City, 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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J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 1st ed., Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London, 1997.
And an in-text citation book citation in Synergy looks like this: [1]

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

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

Citing a website in Synergy reference style

Here’s an Synergy example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F., Title, (2000). https://www.example.com (accessed July 16, 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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M. Tran, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President, (2008). https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed July 16, 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Synergy

Here’s a Synergy citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName, Title, YouTube. (2000). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed July 16, 2019).
So how to cite a video Synergy?
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Pixar, Pizza Clip — Inside Out, YouTube. (2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed July 16, 2019).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Synergy 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 Synergy.
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F. Lastname, Title, (2000). http://www.example.com (accessed July 16, 2019).
Podcast referencing example in Synergy using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life, 640: Five Women, (2018). https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed July 16, 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

An example song citation in Synergy.
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F. Lastname, Song Title, 2000. http://www.example.com (accessed July 16, 2019).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Synergy:
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The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, 1969. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed July 16, 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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