Synthesis Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Synthesis 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 Synthesis.

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

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

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

Here’s a Synthesis journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA. F.; Author3 LastnameA. F. Container 2000, Volume.
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 Synthesis:
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Petit, C.; Sieffermann, J. 2007, 18.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

Citing a website in Synthesis reference style

Here’s an Synthesis example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA. F.; Author2 LastnameA. F. Title https://www.example.com (accessed Jul. 22, 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 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed Jul. 22, 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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How to cite a YouTube video Synthesis

Here’s a Synthesis citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName Title https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed Jul. 22, 2019).
So how to cite a video Synthesis?
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Pixar Pizza Clip — Inside Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed Jul. 22, 2019).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a podcast using Synthesis 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 Synthesis.
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Lastname, F. 2000.
Podcast referencing example in Synthesis using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life 2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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

An example song citation in Synthesis.
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Lastname, F. Song Title; 2000.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Synthesis:
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The Beatles Here Comes the Sun; 1969.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1


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