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Mathematics and Statistics: Writing & Citing

Resources that are useful to those in the Mathematics field of study.

Citation Style Intro

Since Mathematics and Statistics do not have on single discipline specific citation style, it is recommended that you ask your professor which style s/he would prefer. Blow are references to some common citation styles that your professor might use.


Why do We Cite?

Citing the sources of your research is very important.

1. It allows other who are reading your work to find the information sources that you used.

2. Citing peer-reviewed and highly regarded work in the literature gives your work more credibility.

3. Helps you to avoid plagiarism. It is very important that any quotation, opinion, or idea that is not your own be attributed to their original source.

Chicago Style

The Chicago citation style is often used for university writing. Along with the reference work in the library,  Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides excellent guidance and examples when using this citation style.

American Mathematical Society (AMS)

Reference Management Software

Reference management software makes writing and citing easy. There are a variety of tools you can try that are freely available. Just import your research references and create your bibliography in one click!