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Environmental Resources Engineering: ERE 275: Ecological Engineering

Sources and Citations for Ecological Engineering Topics

This page will get you started with citing sources using APA citation style. Follow the examples and use a citation manager like Zotero or Mendeley. Several databases are also listed to help you start finding articles, reports, and more on your ecological engineering design projects.


Zotero is a free Firefox add-on. This was originally developed for researchers who gather large amounts of content from the web. You can easily capture citations from websites, databases, YouTube, and more. You can easily create bibliographies in hundreds of different styles including APA, MLA, Chicago, ACS, and more.  Zotero saves files to your hard drive and you can sync that with an online backup. 

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Mendeley is a free desktop and web program that allows you to manage and share content you find across the web.   As you search across journals, databases, and websites you can easily save citations and files to your library.  You can also join groups based on topics, research areas, or create your own to share content and annotations.  Through this program you can create bibliographies in many different styles, such as APA, Chicago, MLA, and much more.  Mendeley syncs your desktop and web program so that you can have your content where you need it. 

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APA Citation Style Examples

Journal Article

Leng, F., Amado, L., & McMacken R. (2004). Coupling DNA supercoiling to transcription in defined

protein systems. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 279(46), 47564-47571. doi:10.1074/jbc.M403798200


Ohio Department of Natural Resources. (2013). How do we get beautiful fall foliage? Retrieved from 



Mihelcic, J.R. & Zimmerman, J.B. (2010). Environmental engineering: fundamentals, sustainability,

             design. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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