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Mathematics: Writing & Citing

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in mathematics.

Which style should I use?

The citation style you use depends on a variety of factors. Many disciplines tend to use one particular style over another (Chicago for art, for example). Your instructors may require you use a certain style, so ask about which manual to use before you start your research. If you are publishing one of your works, your editor may require that you use of a certain style.

If you aren't required to use a certain style, use one that you are comfortable with and that best fits your needs. Just follow the guidelines and be consistent.

Style Guides

APA, MLA, Chicago and CSE are some commonly used academic citation formats. A few resources are listed below to help guide you. Be sure to check with your professor to see if there is a preferred style for your assignmant.

Selected Web Resources


A few books that may be useful in your writing

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