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Chemistry & Biochemistry Guide

Citation styles


Citations give credit for ideas to the originator and allow the reader to track down the original sources of the information. Failure to cite ALL your sources constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism is a problematic and controversial topic in the sciences, ask your professor when in doubt or check the link below for additional information.

Manage your references

RefWorks is a tool that allows you to manage and organize your citations and generate a bibliography. To create a RefWorks account, you'll just need to provide your Denison e-mail address and create a password. Once you've created an account, you can then go to RefWorks to get started.

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Citations deconstructed

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Citing sources

It is essential to cite ALL your sources of information when writing an assignment or research project.

There are many different citation styles (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc). Different disciplines use different styles that reflect better the interests of their readers. Generally your professor will let you know which style to use. If your professor has no preference, choose a style yourself and be consistent, use the same style throughout your paper.

The link below provides online examples of citation styles:

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Styles and reference management tools

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