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8.06 - Quantum Physics III: Sample Citations

A guide to library resources for 8.06

APS Style Guide

Tips for Citations

Book:   J. M. Smith, Molecular Dynamics (Academic, New York, 1980), Vol. 2, p. 20.

Journal articles:  M. Anselmino, A. Efremov and E. Leader, The theory and phenomenology of polarized deep inelastic scattering, Phys. Rept. 261 (1995) 1 [Erratum ibid 281 (1997) 399] [hep-ph/9501369].  OR

S.K. Lamoreaux, "The Casimir force:  Background, Experiments, and Applications," Rep.Prog. Phys. 68 (pages 201-236) (2005).

Paper in proceedings:   J. M. Smith, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, Madison, 1958, edited by C. Brown (University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1958), p. 201

Paper on  ArXiv:  If the article is only on the arXiv, using  arXiv:quant-ph/xxxxxxx or arXiv:xxxx.xxxx is sufficient.  If the article is published, but also on the arXiv, put  [arXiv:quant-ph/xxxxxxx] or [arXiv:xxxx.xxxx] at the end of the journal citation.

Thesis:  J. M. Smith, Ph.D. thesis, Brown University, 1980.

Other tips:

  • The usual physics package called "revtex" by default will follow the Physical Review style guide. To include the titles of journal articles, the line /bibliographystyle{abbrv}   will work.
  • If you use BibTeX, the APS style is the default.
  • DOIs are not necessary, but fine if included.  Same for ISBN.  


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