The Foot Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in The Foot style?

This is the Citationsy guide to The Foot 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 The Foot.

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

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in The Foot

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

How to reference a journal article in the The Foot citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in The Foot format?

An The Foot citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a The Foot journal citation example using placeholders:
[1]
Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container 2000;Volume: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 The Foot:
[1]
Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence? 2007;18:161-72. 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 The Foot style?

Citing your sources is a necessary part of any research paper. To cite a website in The Foot this is what you need

Here’s an The Foot example website reference:
[1]
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title 2000. https://www.example.com (accessed July 6, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
[1]
Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President 2008. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed July 6, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video The Foot in 2022

Citing a video from YouTube may appear more difficult than citing a book because YouTube has so much information. But the process is quite simple, here’s how to do it in The Foot

Here’s a The Foot citation YouTube video example:
[1]
ChannelName. Title. YouTube 2000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed July 6, 2022).
So how to cite a video The Foot?
[1]
Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed July 6, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using The Foot referencing style

Citing a podcast in The Foot is pretty straight forward. Here’s how you can do it

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 The Foot.
[1]
Lastname F. Title 2000.
Podcast referencing example in The Foot using “This American Life” episode 640:
[1]
This American Life. 640: Five Women 2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using The Foot 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 The Foot

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


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