Trials Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Trials style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Trials 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 Trials.

cite Trials  — Referencing Guide



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

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

Here’s an example book citation in Trials using placeholders:
1. Last Name FN. Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN, editor. 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:
Trials 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 Trials looks like this: [1]

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Trials format?

Citing formats are used to recognize related literary pieces and to mention references used. To cite any paper in Trials, follow these easy steps

Here’s a Trials journal citation example using placeholders:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container [Internet]. Journal Name; 2000 [cited 2022Jul.6];Volume:pages Used. URL
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 Trials:
1. Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. [Internet]. Food Quality and Preference; 2007 [cited 2022Jul.6];18:161-72. http://dx.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 Trials style?

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), webpage title, website title, institution/publisher, publication date, and DOI or URL. Here’s how to cite it properly in Trials

Here’s an Trials example website reference:
1. Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2022Jul.6]. 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:
1. Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. The Guardian; 2008 [cited 2022Jul.6]. 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 Trials in 2022

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a YouTube video in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in Trials

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

How to cite a podcast using Trials referencing style

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a podcast episode in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in Trials

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 Trials.
1. Lastname F. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2022Jul.6]. http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Trials using “This American Life” episode 640:
1. This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. WBEZ Radio; 2018 [cited 2022Jul.6]. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in Trials

An example song citation in Trials.
1. Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. Album. 2000 [cited 2022Jul.6]. http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Trials:
1. The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. Abbey Road. 1969 [cited 2022Jul.6]. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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