Biotropica Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Biotropica citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Biotropica.

How do you cite a book in the Biotropica referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Biotropica using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. 2000. Title Edition. E. F. N. Editor Last Name (Ed.). Publisher, City.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Rowling, J. K. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, London.
And an in-text citation book citation in Biotropica looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Biotropica citation style?

Here’s a Biotropica journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author3 LastnameA. F. 2000. Title. Container Volume: pages Used. Available at: URL [Accessed September 17, 2019].
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Biotropica:
Petit, C., and J. Sieffermann. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18: 161-172. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008 [Accessed September 17, 2019].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann 2007)

Citing a website in Biotropica reference style

Here’s an Biotropica example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. Title. Available at: https://www.example.com [Accessed September 17, 2019].
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 [Accessed September 17, 2019].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Biotropica

Here’s a Biotropica citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX [Accessed September 17, 2019].
So how to cite a video Biotropica?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ [Accessed September 17, 2019].
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Biotropica referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Biotropica.
Lastname, F. 2000. Title. Available at: http://www.example.com [Accessed September 17, 2019].
Podcast referencing example in Biotropica using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. Available at: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women [Accessed September 17, 2019].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Biotropica referencing style?

An example song citation in Biotropica.
Lastname, F. 2000. Song Title Available at: http://www.example.com [Accessed September 17, 2019].
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Biotropica:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 [Accessed September 17, 2019].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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