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Astronomy: Writing & Citing

Citation Builders

Unlike some disciplines, there is no standard citation style for astronomy.  We recommend ProQuest Refworks as a complete citation management program (more info in the box below)

Some quick citation builders include:

Writing Handbooks and Tips

Writing Center

The Oberlin College Writing Center offers a dynamic space for students to think critically, be creative, and collaborate with their peers. OCWC is located in the Academic Commons on the main level of Mudd Center. 

RefWorks

ProQuest RefWorks is a citation management tool that helps researchers gather, manage, store and share information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies in a wide variety of styles.  Extensive tutorials are available.  The Write-N-Cite plugin allows you to cite sources while creating a paper in either Word or Google Docs, automatically building your cited references list as you write.