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Writing Help


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Free writing assistance is available at the Center for Writing and Communication.  Stop by to get feedback on any writing assignment for any class.  Be sure to bring a research paper, essay, or essay exam *and* the original assignment sheet with you. Schedule an appointment or just come on by (Library Learning Commons).   


Important Citation Styles and Formats for Biology

Citation of Traditional & Online Materials

Journals, professors, and disciplines often have their own methods for formatting citations. Many biology publications use the Council of Scientific Editors (CSE) style.  The Manual is kept at the RIS Desk in the Learning Commons.  The CSE Scientific Style & Format Citation Quick Guide is online. Other citation styles include the Chicago Manual of StylePublication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Modern Language Association (MLA) style, which can also be found at the RIS Desk.  For help with Chicago, APA, and MLA citation styles, look at  Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).

APA Citation Tutorial

MLA Citation Tutorial




Bibliographic Management Tools

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  • RefWorks
    Web-based tool available through the University of Memphis Libraries; free access to all Yale affiliates; ability to work off-line as well.
  • Zotero
    Free, web-based tool that works as a plug-in within Firefox. Zotero also has a desktop client that works well on all platforms.
  • Mendeley
    Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
  • CiteULike
    Expands beyond traditional bibliographic management tools by connecting you with other researchers with similar interests; allows you to store and search PDFs.