The Visual Computer Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in The Visual Computer style?

This is the Citationsy guide to The Visual Computer 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 Visual Computer.

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

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

Here’s an example book citation in The Visual Computer using placeholders:
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Last Name, F.N.: Title. Publisher, City (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 Visual Computer citation:
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Angelou, M.: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Random House, New York (1969)
And an in-text citation book citation in The Visual Computer looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in The Visual Computer 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 The Visual Computer

Here’s a The Visual Computer journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author3 LastnameA.F.: Title. Container. Volume, pages Used (2000). 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 Visual Computer:
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Petit, C., Sieffermann, J.: Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18, 161-172 (2007). 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 Visual Computer style?

I found a useful website and want to cite information from it in my paper. How do I reference in The Visual Computer? Here’s a simple guide on how to do it

Here’s an The Visual Computer example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA.F., Author2 LastnameA.F.: Title, https://www.example.com
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
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video The Visual Computer in 2022

Have you discovered something while watching a Youtube channel or video and would like to know how to reference it in The Visual Computer? Here’s how

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

How to cite a podcast using The Visual Computer referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in The Visual Computer

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 Visual Computer.
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Lastname, F.: Title, http://www.example.com, (2000)
Podcast referencing example in The Visual Computer using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life: 640: Five Women, https://thisamericanlife.org/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 Visual Computer 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 The Visual Computer

An example song citation in The Visual Computer.
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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 The Visual Computer:
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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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