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Physics & Astronomy Research Guide

This Research Guide contains links to online resources and information on print materials located in Belk Library

Citation guides at Belk Library

The AIP (American Institute for Physics) has its own style manual. Click here to learn about it and download it.

The IOP (Institute of Physics) gives good guidelines for Astronomy writing. Click to access the References section in their Guidelines for Authors.

When in doubt, ask your professor. 

In addition, there is the Council of Science Editor's Scientific Style and Format Guide:


Writing Center

The Writing Center offers online, real-time appointments. Students can make appointments as usual via and meet with a consultant via video and text chat. Appointments will be available during the usual hours and all appointments will be scheduled for eastern standard time. For more information:

Elon's Writing Center will help you understand an assignment, as well as brainstorm, draft, revise, edit & document sources.

Zotero Citation Manager

The zotero Citation Manager is a free, easy to use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Follow these steps to start building your own Zotero Library: