Geography and Geospatial Sciences

This guide connects researchers to geography and geospatial sciences resources.

Library Research Guide

Cite Your Sources

There are many writing style guides for citing resources. Depending on the journal, geography research is published using different style guides. The Chicago B Author-Date Style is commonly used in the sciences and social sciences. APA is  another commonly used style for scientific journals.

Here are some helpful links that show you how to cite different formats of information you'll find while researching:

Sometimes a database will give you the option to cite an article. Other times, you will need to create the citation yourself. Even if you don't know how to cite a source the minute you look at it, email it to yourself (or write down everything related to author, title, publication date, whether you found it in print, or online) so that you can work through citing it later.

Citation Management

A citation manager helps you

  • collect, store, and share citations;
  • insert in-text citations when writing a paper; and
  • create a bibliography using a variety of citation styles.

Zotero also has a plugins for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari that help you get citation information directly from a webpage. Read this quick start guide to install Zotero and get an overview of how it works.