This Library Guide is intended to support the research needs of students and faculty who need information about:
An overview of several of the most frequently used citation styles as well as access to additional styles used within the scientific disciplines is presented here. Official style guides provide documentation on and examples of how individual associations, journals or publishers format citations, bibliographies and footnotes.
Use the tabs across the top of this guide to assist you in finding the relevant information.
Individual citation styles [e.g APA, MLA etc] that are used across multiple disciplines warrant individual tabs with more detailed information.
Many disciplines within the Sciences have unique citation styles; for example, Physics, Chemistry & Engineering etc, use citations styles specific to that discipline. A list of some of these citation styles can be found under the "More Citation Styles" tab of this guide. Subject librarians in the sciences have also included citation information within the subject library guides.
When to Cite Sources
Information that contributed to your thoughts, analysis or synthesis of ideas should be cited. Following are examples of when you should always cite your sources.
Deciding which specific citation style to use depends on several factors:
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