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A Guide for students seeking geology library resources.

Citing Your Sources

Generally speaking, your geology classes will ask you to cite your sources using GSA format - the standard format for your discipline. (Note: Always check with your professor to determine which citation style they prefer for you to use). 

For help in properly citing your sources, you can visit: You can also access this page from the icon on the library's homepage. 

You can also find out more information on how to cite in GSA style here:


Citation Management Programs

There are a number of free citation managers for students to keep track of their citations as they complete research. Below are links to several of the citation managers that work well with OneSearch: 

All Three Programs Can: 

  • Safely store your citations in a single location;
  • Pull in citations from library databases; 
  • Format bibliographies in pre-set citation formats, including common styles such as MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE. 
  • Attach files such as .pdfs or notes related to resources; 
  • Insert citations into your chosen word processor;
  • Be used for free!