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Biology Research Guide

Manuals to Help You Cite Your Biology Sources

Here are two of the common writing guides used in Biological Sciences at Le Moyne College:

 

Instructions for Citing Your Sources in BIO 191/192

Citing Your Sources in BIO 218

Students are encouraged to look at citation examples in their pre-lab in order to see how to correctly complete in-text citations and a reference page.

Alternatively, students can use this book from the library's reference collection.

Example Journal Article Citations for BIO 218

Journal Article from a journal that is published in print (even if you are reading the article online): 

 

Author Last name, Author First and middle initial(s). Year. Title of article. Journal Title Volume (issue): pages. 

 
Example:

Wilmers, C.C., Crabtree, R.L., Smith, D., Murphy, K.M., Getz, W.M. 2003. Trophic facilitation by introduced top predators: gray wolf subsidies to scavengers in Yellowstone National Park. Journal of Animal Ecology 72(3): 909-916. 

 

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Journal Article from a journal published online only:

 

Author last name, Author first and middle initial(s). Year. Title of article. Journal Title Volume (issue): pages.  Available from: URL (or DOI: )

 

Examples: 

Parundekar, A., Kalantre, G., Khadpekar, A., Viswanathan, G.A. 2019. Operating regimes in a single enzymatic cascade at ensemble-level. PLoS One 14(8):e0220243. doi: 10.1371/journal.poine.0220243.

OR

Parundekar, A., Kalantre, G., Khadpekar, A., Viswanathan, G.A. 2019. Operating regimes in a single enzymatic cascade at ensemble-level. PLoS One 14(8):e0220243. Available from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6675077/pdf/pone.0220243.pdf