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Chemical and Biological Engineering: Write and Cite

Chemical and Biological Engineering Citation Styles

These are some of the most common citation styles used in engineering. Many journals use their own citation style, so if you don't see your style, use a search engine to searching the journal's name and the words "author guidelines."

Author Guidelines for top Chemical and Biological Journals

Common Engineering Citation Styles

Managing Your Citations

What is a citation management tool?

Citation management tools allow you to retrieve, store, organize, take notes on, and generate citations from all your information sources like articles, standards, and books. 

What citation management tools are recommended?

CU Boulder Librarians use Zotero and Mendeley, and we can help you learn to use these tools.  Ask a Librarian for citation management help!


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.

            Mendeley logo

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.


Zotero: LaTeX and Overleaf

Zotero does allow you to create BibTeX bibliographic entries. Learn how with these research guides:

Summer 2023: Major System Updates

You'll notice some changes as we work.
  • New Library Catalog: try it out and tell us what you think
  • Prospector will be unavailable from May 19 through Spring 2024. 

Full details on our library services platform migration project & timeline.

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Learn more about Citation Managers and Styles