PHYS 114/154 & PHYS 115/155 Biophysics Essay

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Collect this information

  In general, you will need these pieces of information to create a
list of References for your paper


Most of the following information is provided on the title page or within the first few pages of the book.

  • Author(s) (of entire book and of chapter of book if you are citing a specific section)
  • Title of book (and title of chapter of book if you are citing a specific section)
  • Publisher
  • City of Publication
  • Date of Publication


Online journals usually place the following information at the top of each article.

Print magazines and journals usually have this information on their covers and title pages.

  • Author(s)
  • Title of article
  • Date of publication
  • Journal name
  • Volume and issue number
  • Name of database you used
  • Date you accessed the article


Web pages are often inconsistent in providing the following information; ask a librarian for help if you have trouble locating it. 

  • Author(s)
  • Title of website (or title of a specific section if you are citing that)
  • Institution that sponsors the website
  • Date (often the date the website was last updated)
  • Date you accessed the website
  • The URL (the web address that usually begins “http://....”

 TIP: As you do your research, collect citation information from each source you consider using.

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