GSA citation generator

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gsa citation generator

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What is a GSA citation generator and how can it help you?

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If you need to know more about GSA citations check out our How do I cite in GSA style? section.

Why, when, and what do I have to cite?

Why
The broad scientific knowledge we have today is the accomplishment of many researchers over time. To put your own contribution in context, it is important to cite the work of the researchers who influenced you.

Cited sources can provide key background information, support or dispute your thesis, or offer important definitions and data. Citing also shows that you have personally read the work.


When
In addition to crediting the ideas of others that you used to build your own argument, you need to provide documentation for all facts and figures that are not common knowledge.

Common knowledge is knowledge that is known by everyone, or nearly everyone, and can basically concern any subject. An example for common knowledge would be "There are seven days in a week".


What
The number of sources you cite in your work depends on the intent of the paper. In most cases, you will need to cite one or two of the most representative sources for each key point.

However, if you are working on a review article, the aim is to present to the readers everything that has been written on a topic, so you will need to include a more exhaustive list of citations.

What is the GSA citation style?

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GSA style is the citation standard developed by the Geological Society of America (GSA). The GSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences. This citation style is used for research papers in the field of geology.

The GSA does not have a full citation style guide like those that APA or MLA provide. Instead, they provide guidelines and examples on their website.

GSA citations consist of two parts, in-text citations and a reference list (named 'References Cited'). When you present information you have obtained from another source, reference them with parenthetical citations of author and year of publication.

Direct quotations are followed by a parenthetical citation, which includes the page number in the original work. Each author referenced in-text needs to be listed in the References Cited section with the full information about their book or paper referenced in your work.

How do I cite in GSA style?

How do I create my reference list in GSA?

At the end of your paper, you should have a reference list including all sources cited in your paper. These are some general rules for your reference list:

  • Title of the reference list: References Cited
  • List references in the reference list alphabetically by the author's last name
  • All author names are listed in the same order as they appear in the article
  • Use first an middle initials for authors with periods
  • The first word, the first word after a colon, and proper nouns are capitalized in the article title
  • Journal titles are not italicized or underlined
  • Do not cite papers that are unpublished - if a reference has not been formally accepted, cite it as personal communication
  • Spell out journal titles and book publishers, include the city of publication for books
  • Include DOI numbers when available
Examples

A book in your References Cited list:

Allmendinger, R.W., Cardozo, N., and Fisher, D., 2011, Structural Geology Algorithms: Vectors and Tensors in Structural Geology: New York, Cambridge University Press, 304 p.

A paper in a government or university serial publication:

Smith, D.C., Fox, C., Craig, B., and Bridges, A.E., 1989, A contribution to the earthquake history of Maine, in Anderson, W.A., and Borns, H.W., Jr., eds., Neotectonics of Maine: Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 40, p. 139–148.

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FAQ

🕰️ How can the BibGuru GSA citation generator help me?

The BibGuru GSA citation generator is a software that creates citations and references in GSA style. This online tool is fast, 100% accurate, with a simple and intuitive interface, and completely add free. The BibGuru GSA citation generator will help you focus on the content of your work instead of worrying about getting your reference list done.

🥼 Who should use the BibGuru GSA citation generator?

The BibGuru GSA citation generator can be used by anyone researching in the field of geology, and similiar. As its name suggests, the Geological Society of America (GSA) is a nonprofit organization that created this style as a contribution to the advancement of the geosciences.

💳 Is the BibGuru GSA citation generator free?

Yes, the BibGuru GSA citation generator is free.

📗 Does GSA have an official style manual?

The GSA does not have a full citation style guide like those that APA or MLA provide. Instead, they provide guidelines and examples on their website.

🙋‍♀️ Who created GSA style?

GSA style is the citation standard developed by the Geological Society of America (GSA). The GSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences. This citation style was created for its use in research papers in the field of geology.

👀 Do you have to cite in-text with GSA style?

Yes, all sources must be referenced in an in-text citation in your paper. These citations must be also listed in the 'References Cited' section.

📋 How should you format a reference list in GSA style?

The reference list should be titled 'References Cited' and all sources should be listed alphabetically with a hanging indent.

📝 What are some basic features of GSA style?

Some basic aspects for a paper in GSA format are:

  • Double line spacing
  • Times New Roman, 12 point font
  • 1" margins on all sides

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