How to Cite

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How To Cite FNA

The printed and online versions of FNA are not always identical. Therefore, different formats should be used, depending on which version is being cited.

Citing the online version

To cite a particular part of the online version of a published volume, use the following model:

Boufford, D. E. Fumaria. In: Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico [Online]. 21+ vols. New York and Oxford. Vol. 3. http://beta.floranorthamerica.org/Fumaria. Accessed [date actually viewed].

To cite a particular part of a volume provisionally published, use the following model:

Whittemore, A.T. and E. McClintock. 2008. Pittosporaceae. Flora of North America North of Mexico, Provisional Publication. Flora of North America Association. September 14, 2007. fna.huh.harvard.edu/files/Pittosporaceae.pdf. Accessed [date actually viewed].

The currently correct basic citation for Flora of North America online as a whole is:

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico [Online]. 21+ vols. New York and Oxford. http://beta.floranorthamerica.org. Accessed [date actually viewed].

The currently correct expanded citation for Flora of North America online as a whole is:

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico [Online]. 21+ vols. New York and Oxford. Vol. 1, 1993; vol. 2, 1993; vol. 3, 1997; vol. 4, 2003; vol. 5, 2005; vol. 7, 2010; vol. 8, 2009; vol. 19, 2006; vol. 20, 2006; vol. 21, 2006; vol. 22, 2000; vol. 23, 2002; vol. 24, 2007; vol. 25, 2003; vol. 26, 2002; vol. 27, 2007; vol 28, 2014; vol. 9, 2014; vol. 6, 2015; vol. 12, 2016; vol. 17, 2019. http://beta.floranorthamerica.org. Accessed [date actually viewed].


Citing the print version

The currently correct basic citation for Flora of North America as a whole is:

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico. 21+ vols. New York and Oxford.

The currently correct expanded citation for Flora of North America as a whole is:

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico. 21+ vols. New York and Oxford. Vol. 1, 1993; vol. 2, 1993; vol. 3, 1997; vol. 4, 2003; vol. 5, 2005; vol. 7, 2010; vol. 8, 2009; vol. 19, 2006; vol. 20, 2006; vol. 21, 2006; vol. 22, 2000; vol. 23, 2002; vol. 24, 2007; vol. 25, 2003; vol. 26, 2002; vol. 27, 2007; vol 28, 2014; vol. 9, 2014; vol. 6, 2015; vol. 12, 2016; vol. 17, 2019.

To cite a particular part of one of the published volumes, use the following model:

Boufford, D. E. 1997. Fumaria. In: Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico. 21+ vols. New York and Oxford. Vol. 3, pp. 356-357.

To cite a particular part of a volume not yet published, use the following model:

Freeman, C.C. and F. Zapata. In prep. Escalloniaceae. For: Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico. 21+ vols. New York and Oxford. Vol. 13.