Topoi Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Topoi style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Topoi 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 Topoi.

cite Topoi  — Referencing Guide



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

When writing an academic paper, you will surely come across the challenge of citing a book properly. Here’s how to do it in Topoi:

Here’s an example book citation in Topoi using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title, Edition. Publisher, City
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Topoi citation:
Angelou M (1969) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st edn.. Random House, New York
And an in-text citation book citation in Topoi looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Topoi format?

Do you need help referencing or citing a research paper in Topoi? Here’s how

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

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

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

Here’s an Topoi example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. https://www.example.com. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran M (2008) Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Topoi in 2022

If you’ve previously cited a video from a website in Topoi, then the process for citing a video from YouTube is basically the same. Here’s how to do it

Here’s a Topoi citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022
So how to cite a video Topoi?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. In: YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Topoi 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 Topoi

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 Topoi.
Lastname F (2000) Title
Podcast referencing example in Topoi using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 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 Topoi 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 Topoi

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


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