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Research and Writing in the Sciences: Citing Sources

Resources for research and writing in the sciences.

Why Citation is Important

Scientific Style Manuals

Chicago Manual of Style Links

The following websites provide information for the Chicago Manual of Style,17th Edition writing style. 

ACS Style Guides on the Web

Council of Biology Editors

Manage Citations with Mendeley or Zotero

Citation managers are applications that collect, manage, and cite research sources. MSU Mankato's librarians recommend Mendeley or Zotero. 

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  • Create bibliographies and in text citations for assignments and research projects. Available writing styles include APA, MLA, Chicago, and many more. 
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