The Library Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in The Library style?

This is the Citationsy guide to The Library 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 Library.

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

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

Here’s an example book citation in The Library using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name, Title, ed. by Editor First Name Editor Last Name, , , 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 Library citation:
Angelou, Maya, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, , , 1st edn (New York: Random House, 1969)
And an in-text citation book citation in The Library looks like this: Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, , , 1st edn (New York: Random House, 1969).

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

How do you cite scientific papers in The Library format?

A journal is a scholarly article that presents research from experts in a certain field. Here’s how to cite a paper in The Library

Here’s a The Library journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname, “Title”, Container, , , Volume.Issue (2000), pages Used
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 Library:
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann, “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?”, , , 18.1 (2007), 161-72
And an in-text citation would look like this: C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann, “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?”, , , 18.1 (2007), 161-72 .

How to cite a website in a paper in The Library style?

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in The Library

Here’s an The Library example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname, “Title”, , (Publisher, 2000) [accessed 6 July 2022]
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, Mark, “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”, , (The Guardian, 2008) [accessed 6 July 2022]
And an in-text citation would look like this: Mark Tran, “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”, , (The Guardian, 2008) [accessed 6 July 2022].

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How to cite a YouTube video The Library in 2022

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in The Library

Here’s a The Library citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, “Title”, YouTube, , , 2000 [accessed 6 July 2022]
So how to cite a video The Library?
Pixar, “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”, YouTube, , , 2015 [accessed 6 July 2022]
And an in-text video citation would look like this: Pixar, “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”, YouTube, , , 2015 [accessed 6 July 2022].

How to cite a podcast using The Library referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in The Library

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 Library.
Lastname, Firstname, “Title”, , (Publisher, 2000) [accessed 6 July 2022]
Podcast referencing example in The Library using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, “640: Five Women”, , (WBEZ Radio, 2018) [accessed 6 July 2022]
And an in-text citation would look like this: This American Life, “640: Five Women”, , (WBEZ Radio, 2018) [accessed 6 July 2022].

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

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in The Library

An example song citation in The Library.
Lastname, Firstname, Song Title, Album, , , 2000 [accessed 6 July 2022]
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in The Library:
The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, Abbey Road, , , 1969 [accessed 6 July 2022]
And an in-text citation would look like this: The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, Abbey Road, , , 1969 [accessed 6 July 2022].


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