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Biology Research: Citing Biology Sources

Research Guide for Biology at PLNU

Citation Formats in Biology

The primary citation formats used in Biology are: APA Style and CSE StylePrint copies of both style guides are available in Ryan Library Reference (see call numbers below).

Help with APA format

The main citation format used in Psychology is APA Style.

Use the links below to learn more:

Help with CSE Format

The main citation format used in Biology is CSE Style, from the Council of Science Editors.  Use the links below to learn more:

EndNote Web

Endnote Web is a web-based tool for managing and citing references in papers and creating bibliographies.  

EndNote allows users to:

  • Search online resources
  • Collect and organize references
  • Format citations and footnotes or a bibliography
  • Use numerous citation styles including APA, MLA, Chicago (Turabian) 

EndNote is available to current members of the PLNU community.  Use your 8-digit PLNU ID number (found by the barcode on your ID card) to access EndNote Web.

Read more about it in St. Martin's Handbook

PLNU's College Composition courses use the 7th Edition of the St. Martin's Handbook as a guide to research. 

Chapter 17 provides guidance for citing sources in APA style; Chapter 19 has more information on CSE style.