Citations and Credits

 

Citations

See Citation and Research Management Tools at Harvard for general information on constructing citations.

To cite book or journal material referenced, quoted, or reproduced, please use your publisher’s style.  For example, a book may be cited as: 

Mauseth, J. D. (2013). Plants & people. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

The Botany Libraries asks that researchers cite all archival material referenced, quoted, or reproduced with the following citation format:

[Item title, date]. [Collection title, collection dates]. [Call number]. [Repository], Harvard University.

For example, a letter reproduced from the Asa Gray correspondence files would be cited as: 

John Torrey letter, 1831 January 13. Asa Gray correspondence files of the Gray Herbarium, 1820-1904. gra00078. Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University.

 Archival repositories:

  • Archives of the Arnold Arboretum (Cambridge), Harvard University.
  • Archives of the Economic Botany Herbarium of Oakes Ames, Harvard University.
  • Archives of the Farlow Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany, Harvard University.
  • Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University.
  • Archives of the Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium, Harvard University.

 

Credit lines 

The Harvard University Herbaria house five comprehensive libraries and archives managed collectively as the Botany Libraries.  Credit lines should reflect the particular library or archives that the material belongs to.

Credit lines for Botany Libraries books, journals, and rare books

  • Courtesy of the Arnold Arboretum Library (Cambridge), Harvard University.
  • Courtesy of the Economic Botany Library of Oakes Ames, Harvard University.
  • Courtesy of the Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany, Harvard University.
  • Courtesy of the Gray Herbarium Library, Harvard University.
  • Courtesy of the Oakes Ames Orchid Library, Harvard University.

Credit lines for archival materials

  • Courtesy of the Archives of the Arnold Arboretum (Cambridge), Harvard University.
  • Courtesy of the Archives of the Economic Botany Herbarium of Oakes Ames, Harvard University.
  • Courtesy of the Archives of the Farlow Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany, Harvard University.
  • Courtesy of the Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University.
  • Courtesy of the Archives of the Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium, Harvard University.