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AAS Journal Reference Instructions
Sample guidelines from the American Astronomical Society for journal article publishing. These can guide you in the style of this particular field, but always check with your professor first.
Citation Help Sites
The library has many citation/publication style manuals in print, below are several sites we like for citation help.
ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. It’s brought to you by the team behind Zotero. If you need to reuse sources across multiple projects or build a shared research library, we recommend using Zotero instead.
Chicago Manual of Style Online This link opens in a new window
Online edition of the style guide. Includes access to the current edition and the one preceding it.
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.
EndNote This link opens in a new window
Reference manager program that allows you to collect and manage citations to create bibliographies. You can type your references into the system or import them from our electronic databases.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. A plugin is available for Microsoft Word that integrates citations and bibliographies seamlessly.
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.
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.
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.