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ENSP 102: Introduction to Environmental Policy

course guide for ensp 102

Citation Examples

"Research can be difficult, but you don't have to start from scratch if you follow the clues left by scholars who have gone before you!"

As you conduct your research, you will need to make note of the additional resources (book, book chapter, journal article) you identify in the bibliographies, references, notes and footnotes of the sources you are using. The reason for this? Because this is one of the best ways to further your research.


Let's say you found this article: 

Lovich, J. E., & Ennen, J. R. (2011). Wildlife conservation and solar energy development in the desert southwest, united states. Bioscience, 61(12), 982-992


 And you read it and it is just great for your research. The next thing to do is look at the list of references and follow-up on any that look relevant. This is a great way to build your bibliography, to find like materials.

Here is the start of the references from the Lovich article:



For books and book chapters, check WorldCat.

There are a couple of ways to determine if we own the article and in what format.  
1. Use WorldCat and type in the title of the article.

2. google and use the Reload button (Reload Button guide:, use google scholar (make sure the settings for library links  include University of Maryland)

3. Use the Article Search (