It is very important to document the information and sources you use in your research paper. Not only is citing and documenting sources ethical, but doing so will strengthen the evidence in your paper or the argument you are supporting. Additionally, citing and documenting will help prevent plagiarism, which is academic dishonesty.
Which documentation style you need to use depends on your major, discipline, course and instructor. Don’t hesitate to ask your instructor which documentation the course papers require.
Documenting and citing sources can be tedious and time-consuming, but done correctly, will enhance the quality of your paper. The following links will help you to cite and document your paper properly.
APA (American Psychological Association)
AMA (American Medical Association),
CBE (Council of Biology Editors),
ACS (American Chemistry Society )
AIP (American Institute of Physics)
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Chicago Manual of Style
NLM (National Library of Medicine)