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Biological Sciences - Organismal Biology

Citation Management Tools

DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

Contact Information

Deb Werner
Biomedical Reference Librarian
Crerar Library Room 127
Email Deb

Online Guides to Scientific Writing

Chicago Manual of Style (limited to U of Chicago users)
The web version of the venerable comprehensive handbook of style, this site provides general guidance, as well as specific examples of correct style and citation.

University of Chicago Library Citation Guide
Learn the basics on citing resources using the major citation style guides.

APA Style
Examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. From the Purdue Online Writing Lab. 

Writing and Speaking Guidelines for Engineering and Science
Guidelines designed to help engineers and scientists communicate their work. Created by Michael Alley, Pennsylvania State University.

Promoting Integrity in Science Journals Publications
Council of Science Editors' white paper on the roles and responsibilities of editors, authors, peer reviewers, and the publishers in science journal publication.

Individual journal requirements
For specific guidelines for journal articles, consult the journal's guidelines for authors (also called submission guidelines or instructions to authors).