Not sure which reference style to pick out, here are some common reference styles that are used in various disciplines.
|Reference Style Name||Discipline||Reference Style Manual|
|APA (American Psychological Assoication)||Social sciences such as psychology||Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition|
|MLA (Modern Language Association)||Liberal arts and humanities||MLA Handbook, 8th edition|
|Chicago/Turabian||Humanities and social sciences||The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition|
|AMA (American Medical Association)||Health sciences||AMA manual of style: a guide for authors and editors, 11th edition|
|ACS (American Chemical Society)||Chemistry||The ACS guide to scholarly communication|
|AIP (American Institute of Physics)||Physics||American Institute of Physics Style Manual (available online for free)|
|CSE (Council of Science Editors)||Natural sciences|
|IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)||Engineering|
Here is information about the Canadian Journal of Zoology reference style. If you need additional assistance, you can contact Vickie Albrecht via email firstname.lastname@example.org, book an appointment with Vickie at http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/appointment/13909, or see Vickie during her drop-in hours at the Sciences and Technology Library.
Biology courses this term (Winter 2019) that are using this style include:
Search for the journal title in either the University of Manitoba Libraries' One Stop Search or through Google.
On the journal's website look for a section called either 'Instructions to Authors', 'Manuscript', or 'Authors Information'. In this section should be information about how citations/references are formatted.
On the journal's website look at a recent journal article published in the journal. Look at this recent journal article's references section and in-text citations.
What if I don't find the journal title I need to abbreviate?
Often journal titles that are one word do not get abbreviated so typically you will not see one word journal titles in journal title abbreviation lists. Check the journal's website to see if they provide an abbreviation there. If you still cannot find an abbreviation, contact any University of Manitoba library for assistance either through the Ask Us chat service, email, phone, or in-person.
Citation/Reference management software are computer programs that can assist you in quickly storing, organizing, and creating citations/references. Below is a list of a few recommended citation/reference management software; the links will take you to more information about each of them.
You may not want to signup for an account, download a program, or use a web version then citation generators are for you. Citation generators are basically built-in citations from various websites and databases.
If it's one of the reference styles on this guide, you can contact Vickie Albrecht via email email@example.com, book an appointment with Vickie at http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/appointment/13909, or see Vickie during her drop-in hours at the Sciences and Technology Library.
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Any University of Manitoba Library's service desk. Library staff can assist you with finding the appropriate information for referencing sources.
Make an appointment with a subject librarian. Subject librarians can help you with a reference/citation style in your subject area. You can make an appointment or email or call them with your questions. Find your subject librarian now.
1. OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab: This online source is a great go to place to find information about referencing, citing, and the various styles.
2. Academic Learning Centre's Online Writing Tutor: Free service to all University of Manitoba students. You can book an online writing tutor for assistance with referencing, citing, and more. Note that you need to allow 3 days for this service. More information is on Academic Learning Centre's Online Writing Tutor webpage.
3. University of Manitoba Libraries' chat service - Ask Us: You can chat with a real library staff member for assistance with finding sources and referencing. Go to the University of Manitoba Libraries' website and then click on the Ask Us link.
Here is information about the journal Cell reference style. If you need additional assistance, you may contact Vickie Albrecht, Biological Sciences Librarian at the Sciences and Technology Library.
Here is information about the Conservation Biology journal reference style. If you need additional assistance, you can contact Vickie Albrecht via email firstname.lastname@example.org, book an appointment with Vickie at http://lib-umanitoba.libcal.com/appointment/13909, or see Vickie during her drop-in hours at the Sciences and Technology Library.
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