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Biology: Citing Sources

Citations formatted for you

For undergraduates (or those citing less than 50 sources) we suggest: free web citation creation helpers such as Noodletools Express , Easybib, or BibMe. Some library research databases provided by vendors like ProQuest, Ebsco, and CSA will also format the citations for you when you save or print them.

For more intense research, UofL now has a site license to EndNote, Reference Manager, and EndNoteWeb. These are software packages that help you manage and format your citations and are most appropriate for graduate students and faculty. See the Citation Management Software page for more information.

In either case, ALWAYS check the citation provided by these programs against the official citation manual for the style you are using (MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.).

Citation Style Tutorials

For an in-depth understanding of APA Style, try APA Exposed: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about APA Format but Were Afraid to Ask a tutorial created by Wendy Mages and Deborah Garson at Harvard University. If you use the tutorial, please be sure to complete the feedback form at the end!

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