Search for books using the EIU Online Catalog. Link to the library catalog here.
Once you find an item you like, click on its title. This will bring up the bibliographic record for the item, as in the image below. Use the location, call number, and status to find the book in Booth Library.
For this assignment, you will be using the citation style for Journal of Ecology. Sample formatted citations are included below.
**Examples are taken from the Journal of Ecology's Author Guideline page:**
Example of reference with 2 to 7 authors
Beers, S. R. , & De Bellis, M. D. (2002). Neuropsychological function in children with maltreatment-related posttraumatic stress disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 159, 483–486. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.159.3.483
Ramus, F., Rosen, S., Dakin, S. C., Day, B. L., Castellote, J. M., White, S., & Frith, U. (2003). Theories of developmental dyslexia: Insights from a multiple case study of dyslexic adults. Brain, 126(4), 841–865. doi: 10.1093/brain/awg076
Example of reference with more than 7 authors
Rutter, M., Caspi, A., Fergusson, D., Horwood, L. J., Goodman, R., Maughan, B., … Carroll, J. (2004). Sex differences in developmental reading disability: New findings from 4 epidemiological studies. Journal of the American Medical Association, 291(16), 2007–2012. doi: 10.1001/jama.291.16.2007
Book edition (**use this to cite books**)
Bradley-Johnson, S. (1994). Psychoeducational assessment of students who are visually impaired or blind: Infancy through high school (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: Pro-ed.
Find more at the Journal of Ecology's Author Guidelines page. Click on "Manuscript Specifications" and scroll down to References. You'll find examples in a bulleted list for Journal article, Book edition, Edited book, etc.
Start on the Booth Library homepage, www.library.eiu.edu, and navigate to the appropriate journal article databases to find ecology articles.
Biological and Agricultural Index Plus is one database that contains journal articles for the field of ecology.
BIOSIS Previews is another database that has ecology journal articles. Try both databases and see what types of results you get.
1. In a BIOSIS Previews Advanced Search, type in your search terms. Remember to uncheck the Map Term to Subject Heading box.
2. Search History is found above the Advanced Search search box.