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Biology: Subject Guide: Citation

This guide will help you find library resources for all things "Biology."

Organizational Tools

These online tools can help you manage your articles, citations, and bibliographies.

Some are free, some are not. Choose one that best fits your needs. 

WorldCat Local Citation Tool Video

NOTE: You already have a WorldCat account through Southwestern. You can use the citation features for any of the books/articles/etc you find there. You can also create lists of items in WorldCat. Ask a librarian if you need help. 

Style Guides

A style manual provides direction on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. It also has examples of citations for different types of resources. 

Many academic disciplines have their own style guide. Some journals even have their own specific style. Ask your professor what style they want you to use for your paper/project.

For more information, see the individual tabs for specific styles above, or use the printed style manuals shelved in the library's Research Commons. 

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is the standard citation style used in physics and some engineering courses.