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Biology - Research Basics

This guide is an outline of recommended resources and a research companion helping you to identify and successfully utilize biological research.

Citing Sources

Citing Sources

Citing sources is part of how new research interacts with the existing scholarly conversion. The scholarly conversation is the practice of publishing scholarly articles and participating in various conferences with the aims of adding contributions to the scientific community and receiving feedback on your scholarship. If we look back in time at citations, a network will emerge with clustered connections surrounding pivotal studies and the academic fields and subfields.

In the slideshow below, you'll find a brief introduction to the Scientific Style and Format guide from the Council of Science Editors as well as the conventions used for publishing articles in the journal Nature. Your citation and in-text formatting may look different as a publishing scientist depending on what journal you publish within. Thus, it is important to recognize some of the common conventions included in different citation styles. To view in a separate window, click on the slideshow link here.

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