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To help students use an accurate citation style consistently throughout their undergraduate career the Biology Department has created this style guide. Students should follow this guide when writing papers and assignments for biology courses.
This book is required for biology majors and recommended by biology department faculty as a writing aid for students writing scientific papers. It is on reserve at the Vogel Library Reference Desk for use in the library.
This book is on permanent reserve at the Vogel Library reference desk on the 2nd floor. It is available for two-hour checkout.
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.