PubMed (1966 to present)
Premiere biomedical index, includes MEDLINE and links to molecular biology databases.
Web of Science (1984 to present)
Search thousands of journals across the sciences and social sciences and track cited references to locate more recent articles.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Standard general encyclopedia.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
Articles on more the 4,000 species including evolution, habitat, behavior, and more.
Be sure to properly credit the ideas referenced in your academic work; clear citations also mean that your reader can locate the books, articles, and other sources you used. Don't leave your bibliography until the very end: collect, manage, and format information about what you find as soon as you start your research.
Zotero is a free plug-in for Firefox that helps you collect, manage, and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus, and you can download it on your own computer for free. Tutorials and documentation are also available. If you are an EndNote user, contact Susan Kimball for help.
MLA, Chicago, and APA formatting and style guidelines, from the OWL at Purdue
Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide online, from the full Chicago Manual of Style
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation 2012 edition
Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA
Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style online version from Ohio State University Libraries
American Chemical Society's ACS Style Guide
BibTex is a format commonly used in Computer Science and Math
Writer's Handbook from the University of Wisconsin/Madison: How to cite sources; sample documents and forms; advice on grammar, etc.
Avoiding Plagiarism from the Dean of Students Office provides strategies for ensuring proper attribution of sources.