Skip to Main Content

Biology Research Guide: Citing Sources

Citing Sources

Most science classes use  APA documentation. See the link below for more information on citing your sources.

Also, try the NoodleBib software for help in creating your bibliography. Remember to choose APA style. NoodleBib has a box where you can type your annotation for each citation.

Evaluating Sources

Choosing quality sources is an important part of research.  Use the link below to help you decide whether or not a source is reputable and provides accurate information that you can rely on for your project.  Remember that your final product will only be as good as the sources you use.  Choose carefully!

Sample Experiment Paper

APA Tutorial

Follow the link below to learn more about how to document your sources using the APA format.


Research papers and essays require that you record the quotes, paraphrases, and sources used in your work.  View this tutorial to get an idea of the key elements to documenting and citing your resources.

Manage Citations with NoodleBib

Try NoodleBib, a citation management tool.

  • You input the citation information
  • NoodleBib:
    • Formats the punctuation
    • Puts the pieces of the citation in the correct order
    • Creates a Word document in the correct style
  • It also includes an electronic notecards component
  • Help with citing is available or ask a librarian


Profile Photo
Jeremy Green
Carroll Community College Library
1601 Washington Rd.
Westminster, MD 21157
Office: L094
Phone: (410) 386-8335