All sources should be cited in a bibliography or reference list and in the body of the text of a research paper. Citations give credit to the the author as well as enable other researchers (or your instructor) to locate the cited item. See Academic Honesty and Plagiarism for more information about what to cite and why.
To assist in creating your bibliography and works cited pages and in managing your sources, you can use RefWorks.
The links below are meant as a guide in creating your reference list or bibliography. For definitive guidance on how to cite your sources you should consult the print manual or the organization's on-line guide.
For the most complete information on how to cite sources, consult the print manuals, generally available at the Reference Desks or in the Reference Collections of the Bartle, Science or University Downtown Center (UDC) Libraries:
|Unless noted, the online guides are not complete or official. For the complete guide, refer to the official style manual.|
|American Anthropological Association (AAA)||AAA (pdf from AAA)|
|American Chemical Society (ACS)||UW@Madison Chemistry Library||QD 8.5 .A25 (Newcomb Reading Room)|
|American Institute of Physics (AIP)||AIP (4th edition; official manual)||SCI QC 28 .A5|
|American Medical Association (AMA)||University of Washington | Ithaca College Library||SCI REF R 119 .A533|
|American Political Science Association Style (APSA)||UW@ Madison Writing Center||Bartle JA 86 .A52 1996|
|American Sociological Association (ASA)||Buffalo State Library | Purdue OWL||Bartle REF HM 73.A54 1997|
|Bluebook, a uniform system of citation (legal citation)||Citing Legal Materials (Ely Library)||UDC REF KF245 .U55 2005|
|Chicago Manual of Style||
see above or go to official CMS guide
|Council of Biology Editors (CBE)||Ohio State Libraries | Diane Hacker | UW@Madison Writing Center||SCI REF QH 304 .C33|
|Hacker, Diana. Pocket Style Manual.||Research and documentation on-line (by Diane Hacker)|
|Life Science Journals (Authors Handbook for.)||SCI REF R 119 .A85|
|Turabian, Kate. A manual for writers of research papers, thesis and dissertations.||
REF LB 2369 .T8 2007