Example reference list

Reference list

Online videoAuthorAnimal Planet Year(2020) Video titleSearching for a great auk on the remote Faroe Islands | Extinct or alive?. URLAvailable at: Date accessed(Accessed: 19 January 2022).

Journal articleAuthor Bolster, W. J. Year(2008) Article title‘Putting the ocean in Atlantic history: maritime communities and marine ecology in the northwest Atlantic, 1500–1800’, Journal titleThe American Historical Review, Issue113(1), Pagespp. 19–47. DOIAvailable at:

Book with editionAuthorChatterjee, S. Year(2015) Book titleThe rise of birds : 225 million years of evolution. Edition 2nd edn. PlaceBaltimore: PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press.

Magazine articleAuthorGalasso, S. Year(2014) Article title‘When the last of the great auks died, it was by the crush of a fisherman’s boot’, Magazine titleSmithsonian Magazine, Date10 July. URLAvailable at: Date accessed(Accessed: 19 January 2022).

Journal articleAuthorGaskell, J. Year(1999) Article title‘A review of some early testimony from the New World in respect of the great auk, Pinguinus impennis’, Journal titleArchives of Natural History, Issue26(1), Pagespp. 101-112. DOIAvailable at:

BookAuthorGaskell, J. Year(2000) Book titleWho killed the great auk? PlaceOxford: PublisherOxford University Press.

Journal articleAuthorGaskell, J. Year(2003) Article title‘Remarks on the terminology used to describe developmental behaviour among the auks (Alcidae), with particular reference to that of the great auk Pinguinus impennis’, Jnl.Ibis, Issue146(2), Pagespp. 231–240. DOIAvailable at:

TV episodeEpisode title‘The Great Auk’ Year(2001) SeriesExtinct, Episode no.Episode 4. ProductionChannel 4. Streaming serviceAvailable at: BoB Date accessed(Accessed: 19 January 2022).

Chapter in edited bookChapter authorsHelm, R. C. et al. Year(2015) Chapter title‘Overview of efforts to document and reduce impacts of oil spills on seabirds’, in Book editorFingas, M. F. (ed.) Book titleHandbook of oil spill science and technology. PlaceHoboken: Pub.Wiley, Pagespp. 429-453.

Journal articleAuthorsHouston, A. I., Wood, J. and Wilkinson, M. Year(2010) Article title‘How did the great auk raise its young?’, Journal titleJournal of Evolutionary Biology, Issue23(9), Pagespp. 1899–1906. DOIAvailable at:

BookAuthorsHume, J. P. and Walters, M. Year(2012) Book titleExtinct birds. PlaceLondon: PublisherBloomsbury.

Newspaper articleAuthorsKaplan, S. and Moyer, J. W. Year(2015) Article title‘Scientist under attack after he kills bird that took decades to find’, Newspaper titleThe Guardian, Date17 October. URLAvailable at: Date accessed(Accessed: 19 January 2022).

Blog postAuthorO’Connell, T. Year(2008) Post title‘The great auk egg’, Blog titleThe Waterthrush Blog, Date15 July. URLAvailable at: Date accessed(Accessed: 20 January 2022).

Journal article, with article numberAuthorsRamirez, O. et al. Year(2010) Article title‘Ancient DNA of the extinct lava shearwater (Puffinus olsoni) from the Canary Islands reveals incipient differentiation within the P. Puffinus complex’, JournalPLoS ONE, Issue5(12), Article numberarticle: e16072. DOIAvailable at:

Same author and year as anotherAuthorSerjeantson, D. Year(2001a) Chapter title‘A dainty dish: consumption of small birds in late medieval England’, in Book editorsBuitenhuis, H. and Prummel, W. (eds) Book titleAnimals and man in the past. PlaceGroningen: Pub.ARC, Pagespp. 263-274.

Same author and yearAuthorSerjeantson, D. Year(2001b) Article title‘The great auk and the gannet: a prehistoric perspective on the extinction of the great auk’, Journal titleInternational Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Issue11(1–2), Pagespp. 43–55. DOIAvailable at:

Web page, organization as authorAuthorSotheby’s Year(2021) Web page titleAn egg of the extinct great auk. URLAvailable at: Date accessed(Accessed: 19 January 2022).

Magazine article, no authorMagazineThe Week Year(2016) Article title‘Could the great auk come back to life?’, Issue(Issue 1089, Date3 September), Pagep. 19. URLAvailable at: Date accessed(Accessed: 21 January 2022).