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Citing in the Sciences  

Resources for citation styles used in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses.
Last Updated: May 16, 2017 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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Citing sources is a key part of writing research papers and lab reports. Use this guide to find citation format tips for the sciences.

Be sure to check with your professor about which style you should use for your assignments. 




Useful Tools

To save space certain citation styles require that you abbreviate the journal title. Look up abbreviations using CASSI.

    CASSI (the CAS Source Index Search Tool) identifies journal titles and abbreviations, and finds accurate bibliographic information.

Organize your Sources

  • RefWorks
    RefWorks is a citation management system that allows you to save, store, and manage bibliographic citations, and also to generate bibliographies in over 300 different citation styles. RefWorks is available free to Le Moyne students and faculty through the Library subscription.
  • Zotero
    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.
  • Mendeley
    Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

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