Synthese Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Synthese 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 Synthese.

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

Here’s an example book citation in Synthese using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title. (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.) (Edition.). City: Publisher.
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:
Rowling, J. K. (1997). Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1st ed.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in Synthese looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

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

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

Citing a website in Synthese reference style

Here’s an Synthese example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com. Accessed 19 July 2019
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. (2008, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 19 July 2019
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Synthese

Here’s a Synthese citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 19 July 2019
So how to cite a video Synthese?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 19 July 2019
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Synthese 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 Synthese.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com. Accessed 19 July 2019
Podcast referencing example in Synthese using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women. Accessed 19 July 2019
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

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

An example song citation in Synthese.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com. Accessed 19 July 2019
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Synthese:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150. Accessed 19 July 2019
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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