Biodiversity

Australian Biological Resources Study

How to cite ABRS online resources

ABRS citation format

Please include the following information when citing ABRS Online Resources (e.g. Australian Faunal Directory, POLiKEY):

Examples of how to cite ABRS online resources follow.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)

Cite the Australian Faunal Directory (the whole Directory) as:

ABRS 2009. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/index.html

Cite a subset of the data (e.g. Pulmonata group) in the Australian Faunal Directory as:

Smith B.J., Reid S. & Ponder W.F. (2002). Pulmonata. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/taxa/PULMONATA

OR

ABRS 2009. Australian Faunal Directory. Pulmonata. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/taxa/PULMONATA

To determine the author and/or revisor and the year the group was updated from the Australian Faunal Directory check the compiler details of the higher level taxa for the group in the database.

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Species Bank

Cite all of the Species Bank as:

Species Bank. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/species-bank/index.html

Cite an individual record (e.g. Trichomusculus barbatus) in Species Bank as:

Davey K. Trichomusculus barbatus. Species Bank. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/species-bank/index.html

Determine the treatment’s author and photographer from the Acknowledgments section of the Species Bank details page.

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POLiKEY

Cite POLiKEY as:

Glasby C.J. & Fauchald K. (2003). POLiKEY. Version 2. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/polikey/index.html

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Centipedes of Australia

Cite Centipedes of Australia as:

Colloff M.J., Hastings A.M., Spier F. & Devonshire J. (2005). Centipedes of Australia. CSIRO Entomology and Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.ento.csiro.au/biology/centipedes/centipedeKey.html

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Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories

Cite Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories as:

McCarthy P.M. (2006). Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/lichenlist/introduction.html

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Checklist of Australian Liverworts and Hornworts

Cite Checklist of Australian Liverworts and Hornworts as:

McCarthy P.M. (2006). Checklist of Australian Liverworts and Hornworts. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/liverwortlist/liverworts_intro.html

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Flora of Australia Online

Cite all of the Flora of Australia Online as:

Flora of Australia Online. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/flora/main/index.html

Cite a subset of the data (e.g. Banksia) in the Flora of Australia Online as:

George A.S. (1999). Banksia. Flora of Australia Online. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/flora/main/index.html

Determine the contributor and year of publication from the following URL http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/flora/main/published.html, or for Acacia from the species level treatment.

Note:

The URL for Flora of Australia Online: Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands is:
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/flora/49/index.html

The URL for Flora of Australia Online: Oceanic Islands excluding Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands is:
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/flora/50/index.html

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Australian Marine Algal Name Index (AMANI)

Cite AMANI as:

Cowan R.A. (2006). Australian Marine Algal Name Index. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and Murdoch University, Perth. Viewed 21 August 2014.
http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/online-resources/amani/

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