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Supplemental Writing Guides

Internal Documentation

The Wartburg biology department prefers to use the Name-Year citation style in all internal documentation. When citing a reference within the text of a paper or assignment students should include the author(s) last name and the year of publication.

Example: A recent study (Donlea et al. 2009) demonstrated three genes in Drosophila regulate increased sleep need after memory-inducing events.

The bibliography--also known as the "literature cited" section--should list the sources in alphabetical order.

Download the PDF above for specific citation examples.

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