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BIOL A108 (Principles and Methods in Biology)

Evaluating Sources -- Is it credible or not?

Evaluating Sources -- Another option

Citing Sources

See Citing Sources from the Consortium Library's How to Guide series that explains:

  • why citations are important.
  • how to read a citation.
  • how to cite in APA style.

Examples of Academic Journal Citations

1. For an article found in a print journal, include the basic citation information:

Peanut, X., Butter, Y. Y., & Jelly, Z. Z. Z.  (2016). Sandwich ingredient preferences of common ravens (Corvus corax) (Corvidae) in Anchorage dumpsters. Avian Biology 12(2), 1453-1461.

2. For an article found online that includes a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), include the basic citation information plus the DOI:

Banana, A. B., & Apple, C. (2014). Fruit selections of hungry University of Alaska Anchorage students. Journal of Health and Human Behavior, 446(3), 77-83. doi:12.3456/123456789

3. For an article found online that does not have a DOI, include the basic citation information (see example #1).
 

Compiling Your Reference List

NOTE! Biology A108 uses APA style according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (2007), so you will need to format your list of references to this particular style. 

Remember, it's ALWAYS a good idea to double-check the accuracy of the citations in your list of references to make sure that you have:

  • italicized the genus and/or species names of organisms that appear in the article title.
  • correctly capitalized proper nouns (e.g., names of countries, oceans, etc.).
  • put the journal title in italics.
  • used author initials instead of first name, middle name, etc.