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Ornithology Research Skills Guide: Referencing

How do I reference for Ornithology?

There are many referencing styles used in Universities and academic publications. Always check your subject outline and consult your lecturer to see which style you are required to use.


For BIO433 & BIO430 - use the 'Journal of Avian Biology' style.

The 'Journal of Avian Biology' style is an author/date Harvard referencing style. Instructions are given in the ornithology subject outline and you could also look at the Journal web page. Further reference examples on how to format your references using the Journal of Avian Biology citation style.

If you need help with journal-title abbreviations, here is a link to Web of Science journal title abbreviations list, however, be mindful to refer back to the 'Journal of Avian Biology' for any style differences.

For an extra resource, you may want to consider using the Journal of Avian Biology Referencing Guide by Citationsy. This is not something we endorse, but here is an option for you.


FOR BIO431 - use Harvard Referencing Style

Below are some useful quick guides created by other institutions that provide an overview of the Harvard referencing style. In these documents, you will find examples for different types of materials and details on specific variations of citations.


what is referencing?

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.

Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.