Citations let your professor, or anyone else who reads your work, find the items you used in your research. The key to a successful citation is providing all the information needed for your reader to find the book, article, or other item you are citing.
Citing builds your credibility and shows that your ideas are shared by other experts in the field. Citing scholarly, peer-reviewed sources lends extra credibility to your work.
Citation avoids plagiarism! Citing your sources properly gives credit to the original author.
AIP (American Institute of Physics) - Physics - AIP Style Manual - Official rules from the AIP Style Manual
ALWD (Association of Legal Writing Directors) - Legal Studies - ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation in print at the Pence Law Library (KF245 .A45 2010). See also Introduction to Basic Legal Citation by Peter W. Martin for a well organized guide that refers to boththe ALWD Citation Manualand The Bluebook.
AMA (American Medical Association) - Medical Sciences - AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors in the reference collection (R 119.A533 2007) or the online AMA Style Guide from University of Evansville Libraries.
AMS (American Mathematical Society) - Mathematics - AMS Author Handbook - Official source from American Mathematical Society.
Bluebook - Legal Studies - The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation in print in the reference collection (KF245 .B58). See also Introduction to Basic Legal Citation by Peter W. Martin for a well organized guide that refers to both The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual.