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Biology 385: The Neuron


This guide includes information and resources designed to aid you in locating information for your Biology 385 research project. For further assistance, schedule a research consultation or contact your librarian using the contact information in the left-hand column.

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  • Biophysical Journal
  • Cell
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience
  • General Physiology
  • Journal of Neuroscience
  • Nature
  • Neuron
  • Science

Evaluating Research Sources: Questions to Consider

Cite Sources

For this class, cite your sources using the Cell citation style; this is the citation style used in the journals Neuron and Cell, among others. They provide sample citations on their "Information for Authors" page, copied below. Note that "et al." should only be used after ten authors.

  • Article in a periodical: Sondheimer, N., and Lindquist, S. (2000). Rnq1: an epigenetic modifier of protein function in yeast. Mol. Cell 5, 163–172. 10.1016/S1097-2765(00)80412-8.
  • Article on a preprint server or other repository: De Virgilio, C., Hatakeyama, R., Péli-Gulli, M.-P., Hu, Z., Jaquenoud, M., Osuna, G.M.G., Sardu, A., and Dengjel, J. (2018). Spatially distinct pools of TORC1 balance protein homeostasis. Mendeley Data, 10.17632/m9s42s94fc.1.
  • Article in a book: King, S.M. (2003). Dynein motors: Structure, mechanochemistry and regulation. In Molecular Motors, M. Schliwa, ed. (Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH), pp. 45–78.
  • An entire book: Cowan, W.M., Jessell, T.M., and Zipursky, S.L. (1997). Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development (New York: Oxford University Press).

If you are using Zotero to cite your sources, visit the Zotero Style Repository to download the Cell citation style. Search for the word "cell," then click on the style that is only named Cell (there should be no additional words in the style name) and download it.