In this course, you will be following the reference and citation guidelines used by the journal Nature. In-text citations should be indicated with a number in superscript, not brackets. For example:
"Recent work has also illuminated contrasting controls on GHG emissions from reservoirs and natural lakes11."
This number must correspond to the appropriate source in the reference section. References should be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text. Follow this checklist to make sure your references are formatted correctly:
Here is what the reference would look like for the above example:
11. Deemer, B. R. & Holgerson, M. A. Drivers of methane flux differ between lakes and reservoirs, complicating global upscaling efforts. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci. 126, e2019JG005600 (2021).
Feel free to consult Nature's formatting guidelines to learn more.
A citation manager is a program used to store, organize, share, and output citations. It saves the writer/researcher from having to type out the same citation and bibliography over and over again by hand.
Citation managers make it easy to:
Citation managers integrate with word-processing programs for inputting in-text citations and generating the corresponding bibliographies.
Temple supports three citation managers: EndNote/EndNote Web, Mendeley, and Zotero. Feel free to contact your librarian for assistance with any of these.