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BIOS 107: Biology I: Citing Sources

This Research Guide will help you find library resources in the biological sciences, including articles from scientific journals. It will also help you to identify the components of an original research article and other useful information.

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How to Cite

Each discipline and area of study has a citation style or guide that outlines citation rules for writing in that area of study. 

Citation styles differ in regards to formatting and the details of how source information appears, but much of the information required for the citations is the same.

For most citation styles, there are two aspects that work together: 

  • in-text citations (sometimes known as parenthetical citations) within the paper
  • a list of sources known as Works Cited, References, or Bibliography at the end of the paper

The citation styles you'll most likely encounter at NCC are MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and the Chicago Manual of Style

Resources to Help You with Citations

Citation Handouts from the NCC Libraries and Learning Centers
Other resources