This research guide lists print and web resources that provide guidance in 1) organizing and citing references and 2) preparing scholarly papers, oral presentations, and posters.
A critical part of the research process is keeping track of relevant literature—journal papers, books, web pages, images, quotations, etc.—so that they can be utilized and properly cited in the writing process of research.Reference Management Tools for Research and Writing lists recommended "reference management programs" available to HSU students, faculty and staff.
Listed below are guides to correct citation format in various scientific disciplines. In addition many scientific journals publish style guidelines periodically within the journal or post them on their website.
CSE style requires that journal titles be abbreviated using ISO4 standards. Rules are complex and the correct abbreviation is not always obvious. The following database journal lists include journal abbreviations that follow ISO4 standards.
Reference management programs handle journal abbreviations in various ways. Endnote includes "term lists" as part of its software package that automatically connects journal titles with approved abbreviations in biology and other subject areas. Zotero includes a "journal abbreviation" field for each record which you must individually edit.
The HSU Library has many books on scientific writing in general and in specific disciplines. Search the subjectTechnical Writing in the HSU Library Catalog or a discipline followed by the subheading "authorship", e.g., biology authorship. Listed below are recommended resources: