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Cite Your Sources

The Public Service Desk has copies of the latest editions of several major style manuals, including the APA, MLA and Chicago guides.

If you are using one of the databases, many of them have citation help and suggested formatting built-in. See the Citation Formatting for EbscoHOST Databases, ProQuest Databases, and SCOPUS guides for help, or ask a librarian.

With all these tools, check the suggested formatting for things like capitalization and punctuation. Many database citations still need minor corrections to comply with the style requirements.

The following sites are good citation resources.

Medical / Biomedical Citations:

You may also find this UMSL Libraries tutorial on Interpreting Citations helpful.

Citation Managers:

There are many different software packages designed to help manage your citations.  Here are a few suggestions:

Microsoft Word

Remember to backup your paper, including the citations, especially when working on large projects. If you are working on large, long-term projects, you may wish to consider using a standalone reference manager instead of a free web-based product.

For technical support, contact the developers. The Libraries cannot provide technical support for these products.

Related Resources:

Mathematics and Writing Academic Center (Room 222 SSB)

The Division of Student Affairs has a helpful list of additional services.