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Browse library resources for the study of Neuroscience (go/nsciguide/)

Which Citation Style?

If you're not sure which citation style to use, ask your professor.

In Neuroscience, you might be asked to use the Council of Science Editors (CSE) style. Specifically, if you are in a class with Professor Amanda Crocker or Professor Glen Ernstrom, consult this guide to the CSE style's name-year format:

Organize Your Citations

Zotero guide

Organize your research and automatically create bibliographies in MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and more.

For students using Zotero for Neuroscience: You will need to add the Council of Science Editors (CSE) style to your Zotero Preferences. CSE style specifies 3 different systems for in-text citations: name-year, citation-sequence and citation-name. If you are in a class with Professor Crocker or Professor Ernstrom, select the name-year format.

Citation Help

When you use the words, ideas, or creations of someone else, cite them. To make it easier to keep track of your sources, try a citation tool like Zotero. Not sure how to properly format your citations? Citation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago) give you detailed guidelines. The citation style you use will depend on the discipline, journal, or course for which you are writing. 

Citation Guide


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