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Citation Styles: Geology

Brief descriptions of various citation and publication styles, lists of applicable library books, and links to examples.

Guides in the Library


Both the Geological Society of America and the Mineralogical Society of America suggest usage of The Chicago Manual of Style in regards to general style and typography. 

Online Examples / Sources

The section titled "Preparing References for Survey Reports" from Suggestions to authors of the reports of the United States Geological Survey is available full-text online (PDF). 


The Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide is available online for reference.  

Chicago Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University)

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