Guide: How to cite a Software in Brain style

Guide: How to cite a Software in Brain style

Cite A Software in Brain style

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Use the following template to cite a software using the Brain citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Brain style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname Author Initial. Title. City: Publisher; Year Published. 


National Museum of the American Indian. The bola, or tiŋmiagniasutit, from the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, is featured in the video game, "Never Alone." (National Museum of the American Indian) [Internet]. 2015. [cited 2015 Mar 9] Available from:

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


But the tool, the bola, or tiŋmiagniasutit, that Nuna uses to harvest food, hit targets and unlock puzzles lends the game an authenticity like no other, and it was conceived from similar artifacts in the Smithsonian collections. (National Museum of the American Indian, 2015)

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