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Preprints and Technical Reports

Bibliographic Management Tools


Looking for the DOI's (Digital Object Identifiers) for your citations? 

Try the CrossRef Simple Text Query tool

Because the DOI insures findability for the e-journal article, citation styles (APA, MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, etc.) are starting to request the use of a DOI in a citation for e-journal content.

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

Science Writing Aids
Includes links to sites for software and other tools, nomenclature guides and science writing manuals and style guides

Citation Styles/Online!
Includes a "chapter" on citing online resources

APA Style for Electronic Resources
Annotated list of examples of how to cite in APA style for electronic resources (provided by Trinity University Library

Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
Created by contributors from Virginia Tech, University of Texas, University of Illinois and Georgia Tech and includes exercises and examples

Guidelines for NASA Technical Reports Preparation
Intended specifically for technical reports submitted to NASA's publishing program

Duke University Guide to Library Research
Guide to correct citing of sources

APA Manual Crib Sheet
A summary of rules for American Psychological Association style. Consult the full manual for more detail

Web page with a collection of online tools to create formatted citations.

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).

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Barb Kern
Director, Sciences and Social Sciences & Director, the John Crerar Library