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Biology : Cite Your Sources

This guide highlights core print and electronic Library resources in the area of Biology and it links to relevant web resources. Use this guide as your starting point. For more resources and further help, come to the Science Library or Ask a Librarian.

Cite Now

EasyBib: the bibliography maker. MLA Style.

Other Automatic Citation Generators

Plan your Assignment

Use the Assignment Calculator from Tulane University to manage your time and your research project. Fill out the form to get a list of steps and deadlines to follow in order to write a successful research paper.

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Visit the Writing Center in West Hall (Room 336), call extension 3157 or  

Which Style to Use

Styles commonly used at AUB are MLA, APA and Turabian. If you are not sure which citation style you should use, ask your instructor.

Research & Documentation Online by Diana Hacker  describes commonly used systems of documentation:

  • MLA, used in English and the humanities;
  • APA, used in psychology and the social sciences;
  • Chicago, used in history and some humanities; and
  • CSE, used in biology and other sciences.

For more details check out the table of content of the print copy Research and documentation in the electronic age.

Citation Management Tools

RefWorks   RefWorks is a web-based citation  management tool.

                             + With RefWorks you can

                             + Access and use RefWorks  

To learn more about each feature in RefWorks check guides and YouTube videos.


  EndNote Web comes as part of the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge database subscription.


                             + With EndNote Web you can

To learn more check EndNote Web: Quick Reference guide and training materials.

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Still Need Help!!!

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Avoiding Plagiarism

Citing your sources is an important step in writing and submitting your research paper. It gives credit to the author and work you are referring to. Failing to do so will result in Plagiarism
 - What is plagiarism?
Types of plagiarism
 - Preventing plagiarism
 - Copyright & Fair Use