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WRTG 3030 Science and Society: Writing & Citation

Writing and Citing

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Citation Styles in Sciences

Environmental Studies professors use different citation styles depending on their sub-discipline and audience. Styles that can be used frequently in the field include:

Science Writing Guides

 Writing well in environmental studies is important. Here are some guides to how to write about environmental and scientific issues clearly, precisely, and objectively.

Managing Your Citations

What is a citation management tool?

Citation management tools allow users to retrieve information, such as books, articles and Web sites from the Internet, including library databases. These tools let users organize their citations in folders, or collections, and they work with word processing software to insert properly formatted in-text citations and bibliographies.

zotero.og

Zotero is a free, open source web-based citation management tool that allows you to collaborate with others and works well with a variety of file formats (e.g. PDFs, HTML files, JPGs). Self-guided instructions in the form of tutorials, FAQ, and help are available here.

mendeley.com

Mendeley is a free citation management tool that works very well with PDFs and allows you to collaborate with others. Self-guided instructions in the form of tutorials, FAQ, and help are available here.

 

Zotero Reference Management Tool

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Writing about Science