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Environmental Science

A guide to resources at UMass and beyond.

Which writing/citing style should you use?

The style and formatting you should use depends on your audience, your discipline, and for assignments, your instructor.

For help writing or picking a style, ask your teacher, your librarian, or the Writing Center.

Explanations of some popular styles in the sciences:

Chicago Manual of Style
Online version. From off-campus, you'll need your NetID.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - style used in many science disciplines.
Paper format only Call number:
UM Reference / BF76.7 .P83 2010.

GSA Style Guide - Geological Society of America

The ACS style guide : effective communication of scientific information.
American Chemical Society - book in the Science Library

UM Science Reference / QD8.5 .A25 2006