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There are many tools available to help you keep track of information when you do research and help you to properly format citations in a variety of styles (APA, MLA, etc.).


Mendeley Desktop organizes your research paper collection and citations. It automatically extracts references from documents and generates bibliographies. Mendeley Web lets you access your research paper library from anywhere, share documents in closed groups, and collaborate on research projects online. Integrates with word processing software.

Functions as a plug-in for Firefox. Easily save citations from library databases or the web by clicking on an icon in the address bar of your browser. Cite while you write capability with Microsoft Word (additional download).

Stand alone program for management and formatting of citations. Integrates well with Microsoft Word to produce citations while you write. Export citations from databases or use EndNote to search library databases. All UVM affiliates may download and use the software. EndNote is on most of the computers in the Reference Area.
Introduction to EndNote

Style Manuals

Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 6th edition
REF T 11 .S386 1994

Short Guide to Writing About Biology, 5th edition
QH 304 .P43 2004


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