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Geological Sciences: Citation Guide


Interactive Citation Tutorials

How do I use this tutorial? Click each button below. Use the circles on the page to locate pieces of citation information, then try to create a citation with what you find. Check your answer when you are done!


Please note that not every article, book, and website will have all of the information in the exact same place, however, this is a good start to help you find citation elements. 

Want to see the answers again? Here are links to the animated answers: Article | Website | Book

Citation Styles in the Geological Sciences

The are a variety of styles used in the Geological Sciences.  Some examples are listed below.  Please talk to your professor about the correct style to use for your assignments.

Geological Society of America Style (GSA style)

Suggestions to Authors (STA), U.S. Geological Survey

Chicago Manual of Style