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Biology 101 - Kay: How to Cite

This guide provides research strategies and recommended resources for research in Biology 101 with Prof. Matthew Kay

Citation Guidelines

Your sources should be cited in the format used by articles published in Botanical Review. Use the color-coded instructions below, or ask a librarian for help. 

The Botanical Review citation format for journal articles is:

Author's name [last name first, followed by first and middle initials], Second author's name, Third author's name, etc. & Last author's name. Publication year. Article title [only capitalize the first letter of the first word, and the first letter of any names]. Journal title or abbreviation. Volume number: first page-last page.

For example:

Miller, W. W., D. W. Johnson, C. Denton, P. S. J. Verburg, G. L. Dana & R. F. Walker. 2005. Inconspicuous nutrient laden surface runoff from mature forest Sierran watersheds. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 163: 3-17.

Sala, A., E. V. Carey, R. E. Keane & R. M. Callaway. 2001. Water use by whitebark pine and subalpine fir: potential consequences of fire exclusion in the northern Rocky Mountains. Tree Physiology 21: 717-725.

For more examples, including citations for other types of sources (such as book chapters or websites), look at the lists of references on articles in Botanical Review or ask a librarian for help.