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BPK 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

Citation or reference management tools collect your journal article, book, or other document citations together in one place, and help you create properly formatted bibliographies in almost any style — in seconds.  Citation management tools help you keep track of your sources while you work and store your references for future use and reuse.

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Writing and style guides

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

Open Access

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