Biological Sciences information resources: Citing & writing

Citation style guides

CSE style

AMA / NLM / Vancouver style

APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, etc.

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Citation management tools

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Writing and style guides

  • Communicating science: a practical guide (online or print)
  • From research to manuscript: a guide to scientific writing (online or print)
  • How to write & publish a scientific paper (online or print)
  • Science and technical writing: a manual of style (online or print)
  • Writing for science (online or print)
  • Doing science: design, analysis, and communication of scientific research (print)
  • Getting published in the life sciences (print)
  • Guide to publishing a scientific paper (print)
  • Handbook of science communication (print)
  • How to write and illustrate scientific papers (print)
  • Making sense: a student's guide to research and writing: life sciences (print)
  • Quantities, symbols, units, and abbreviations in the life sciences: a guide for authors and editors (print)
  • Scientific papers and presentations (print)
  • Writing and presenting scientific papers (print)

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