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Astronomy/Astrophysics: Citation Help

Style Manuals

Citation Help Sites

The library has many citation/publication style manuals in print, below are several sites we like for citation help.

Citation Tools

Called Citation Management Tools, these programs allow you to keep track of the sources you use, and when the time comes, generate the citations and bibliographies in the proper format (which you can select and change at any time!). Getting started with these tools is best done at the very beginning of a research project, but once you've added them to your workflow, you'll end up working smarter.

Academic Writing & Speaking

Academic writing and speaking help is located on the first floor of the library as part of the Higgins Academic Center. They offer practice spaces and one-on-one or group consultations and feedback for writing and oral communication/presentation assignments.

  • Tutoring begins the second week of classes.
  • Meetings are available by appointment. Look below to schedule.


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Several fields of research require writing with mathematical formulas. To easily, and correctly display these formulas, try  LaTeX. Below is a link to a recommended LaTeX editor, free for use (one author), cloud based and easy to use.

Communication Center

Writing help is located in the Communication Center, on the first floor of the library. When you come by, they set aside one-on-one time to help you. You will be helped by your fellow students, and they even have subject specialists.