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BIO153H5: Diversity of Organisms


Citing in Ecology Style

The journal Ecology has recently shifted to Chicago Citation Style (Author-Date). The UTM Library and other libraries have some great resources to help you cite your materials in Chicago Style. Here are some materials you can reference while you're getting familiar with this style:

Chicago Style Quick Guide (by the UTM Library Research and References Services). This guide is assembled by our Reference and Research team, who can also answer your questions at the front desk of the library or via chat (from the UTM Library Homepage). Important Note: the reference team has put together quick guides for many different citation styles, which you can use for classes in your major, as well as electives you might be taking. These guides are available under Reference and Research Services on the UTM Library Homepage. Then click 'Citing Your Sources'. 

Fairfield University Dimenna-Nyselius Library Chicago Guides: This is a comprehensive guide, featuring details for Chicago Style (Author-Date) for dozens of different kinds of media. This should complement the UTM Library Quick Guide (above) and give even more examples, in case you're trying to cite something really challenging!

Manuscript Preparation Guide Ecosphere, Ecology, Ecological Applications, and Ecological Monographs: This is the guide for authors wanting to publish in the journal Ecology (as well as other journals overseen by the Ecological Society of America). This manual offers some important points about citation and what you should be focused on, especially:
General Formatting
● Use Chicago Style Manual “AUTHOR-DATE” citation style. 
● All references must contain complete information.
● Each reference in the text must have a matching citation in the reference list and vice versa.
● Only references cited in the Main Document should appear in the References section in the Main Document.
What is allowed as a citation?
The References section of a manuscript may refer only to permanently archived material. If a reasonably diligent scholar 20 years in the future could not be assured of finding a particular source, it should not be listed in the References section. Some Internet sources have a short half-life; material should only be included as formal citations if there is reasonable expectation of future availability.