Biotropica Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in Biotropica style?

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.

cite Biotropica  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Biotropica referencing style? (2022 Guide)

A book citation in Biotropica always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

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, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Biotropica citation:
Angelou, M. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1st ed. Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in Biotropica looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Biotropica format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Biotropica citation format.

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 24, 2022].
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 24, 2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Biotropica style?

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in Biotropica

Here’s an Biotropica example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. Title. Available at: https://www.example.com [Accessed September 24, 2022].
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 24, 2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Biotropica in 2022

Citing a video from YouTube may appear more difficult than citing a book because YouTube has so much information. But the process is quite simple, here’s how to do it in Biotropica

Here’s a Biotropica citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX [Accessed September 24, 2022].
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 24, 2022].
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Biotropica referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in Biotropica, here’s how

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 24, 2022].
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 24, 2022].
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?

You might be listening to a song or lyrics from a song you want to cite in an essay or presentation. This is how to easily cite a song in Biotropica

An example song citation in Biotropica.
Lastname, F. 2000. Song Title Available at: http://www.example.com [Accessed September 24, 2022].
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 24, 2022].
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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