Visual Cognition Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Visual Cognition style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Visual Cognition 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 Visual Cognition.

cite Visual Cognition  — Referencing Guide



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

A book citation in Visual Cognition always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in Visual Cognition using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.; Edition). Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Visual Cognition citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1st ed.). Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Visual Cognition looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Visual Cognition format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Visual Cognition citation format.

Here’s a Visual Cognition journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), 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 Visual Cognition:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1), 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Visual Cognition 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 Visual Cognition

Here’s an Visual Cognition example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. 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:
Tran, M. (2008, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Visual Cognition in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in Visual Cognition

Here’s a Visual Cognition citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Visual Cognition?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Visual Cognition referencing style

Are you listening to a podcast and you want to use it in your essay or presentation? Here’s how to cite it in Visual Cognition

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 Visual Cognition.
Lastname, F. (2000). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Visual Cognition using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/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 Visual Cognition referencing style?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in Visual Cognition is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

An example song citation in Visual Cognition.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Song Title. In Album. http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Visual Cognition:
The Beatles. (1969, September 26). Here Comes the Sun. In Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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