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BIO 309: Marine & Freshwater Invertebrates

Marine and Freshwater Invertebrates

Citations

A citation...

  • describes a book, journal article, website, or other item;
  • gives credit to the originator of an idea, thus preventing plagiarism;
  • enables the reader to retrieve the item you refer to, and
  • includes the author, title, source (publisher and place of publication or URL), and date.

Failing to cite a source correctly is plagiarism. Plagiarism is an academic offense and could get you in serious trouble! But don't panic: as long as you follow the citation guidelines, you will be fine. And remember: when in doubt, cite. It is always better to include a citation that you don't need than to forget a citation that you do need.

Check out our Citing Sources Guide if you need more help!

Citation Styles

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology

All biology majors are required to purchase a copy of this book. The library also has a few copies available. This guide contains, among other things, several suggested citation styles.

Citation Tools

Citation tools can-

  • Store and organize your sources
  • Save and share articles found and your notes with collaborators
  • Build citations to use in your final bibliography