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This guide will help you navigate information resources in biology.

Managing and Formatting References

The library recommends using Zotero as your citation manger. It is free, open source, and easy to learn. If you would like help setting up an account please reach out to liaison librarian.

Citation Style Guides

What is a "citation style"?
You are probably already familiar with the elements of a typical article citation: author, article title, journal, publication year, volume, issue, pages. The order and formatting of these elements into a citation is the citation style.

Some scientific societies have defined their own particular citation style, and most science journals have a preferred citation style.

Commonly used style guides are listed below. (Some links go to the library's print copy, some go to online resources.)