Ultimate Citation Resource
Even though students hone their writing and research skills during their undergraduate education, effective writing and research is even further strengthened when pursuing a graduate degree such as an online MBA. Solid writing skills are vital to a successful business career and come into play when drafting proposals, delivering presentations, emailing clients and writing financial analyses. Part of building those skills is learning how to appropriately cite your sources. Without learning and implementing this important writing skill, you run the risk of being scrutinized for plagiarism and may be violating the ethical standards set up at your place of business. Formal methods have been established for giving credit to the source of your information depending on your line of work and your industry's preferred citation method.
This is a guide for Online MBA.
Whether you are in school or part of the professional world proper formatting is usually standard. Starting in high school, students are introduced to research papers that require citing references. Professionals are encouraged to use citing formats that pertain to that field. Citing sources is an excellent way to avoid plagiarism. The following resources will help students and professionals comprehend and navigate through the four main citing styles.
- American Chemical Society (ACS): A guide full of examples of common cited sources using the ACS style.
- CSE (CBE) Citation Guide: Citation examples supported by the Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th edition (2006).
- AIP Style Manual: The American Institute of Physics style manual full fourth edition.
- American Mathematical Society (AMS): Examples of citations for mathematical sources.
- Vancouver Style: Five example citations based from the Vancouver style, commonly referred to as Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.
- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): A citation style used for engineering, electronics, and computer science publications.
- Pechenik Citation Style: A quick guide pertaining to the Pechenik Citation Style for journals, books, chapters, reference books, internet articles, and reports.
- Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style: This page provides examples for three forms of citation by the Council of Science Editors formerly known as the Council of Biology Editors.
- Scientific Citation: Guidance for using scientific citation.
- Scientific Research Papers: Timothy T. Allen provides information on when to cite references, how to site references, and list for research papers.