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BIO131: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation Laboratory: Style Guides and Citation Managers

Fall 2020, M. Pratt



RefWorks is web-based software that helps researchers gather, manage, store, and generate citations and bibliographies.

  • Sign up for a personal account.
  • Get started with RefWorks (including Tutorials)
  • Learn how to use RefWorks to export information from library databases
  • Login to your RefWorks account.


is another web-based option for managing your citations and for creating bibliographies.

CSE Citation Guide and Other Resources

Council of Science Editors (CSE) Guides

Smith College

Other Resources


When to Cite

The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning offers individual help with writing and also this useful guide:

Writing Papers: A Handbook for Students at Smith College

Read "Acknowledging and Documenting Your Sources," pg.49+ in pdf file. Good general information:  Use CSE instead of the style formats that are suggested in this publication.