Tectonics Referencing Guide
(updated Jun 2022)

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How to do citations in Tectonics style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Tectonics 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 Tectonics.

cite Tectonics  — Referencing Guide

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

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Tectonics

Here’s an example book citation in Tectonics 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, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Tectonics citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1st ed.). New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Tectonics looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Tectonics 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 Tectonics

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

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

Have you found a credible website you want to cite in Tectonics to include in your research paper or presentation? Here’s how

Here’s an Tectonics example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved June 26, 2022, from https://www.example.com
To reference the article located at this link:
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. (2008, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Retrieved June 26, 2022, from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Tectonics in 2022

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

Here’s a Tectonics citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved June 26, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Tectonics?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Retrieved June 26, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Tectonics referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in Tectonics, here’s how

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 Tectonics.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. Retrieved from http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Tectonics using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Retrieved from https://thisamericanlife.org/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 Tectonics referencing style?

Have you found a song you would like to cite and include in your essay? Here’s how to cite a song in Tectonics

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

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