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amsrefs citations

For many CSUSM Mathematics courses, you need to use amsrefs to manage your citations. amsrefs requires LaTeX-specific formatting for the citations to appear correctly in your paper.

You can easily copy/paste the amsrefs bibliographic information directly from MathSciNet.

1. In the full MathSciNet record, select "AMSRefs" from the drop-down menu above the  record information.


Image of AMSRefs drop down menu in MathSciNet


2. The resulting screen will display the markup code for the citation. Copy/paste the text into a text editor of your choice or directly into LaTeX.

Image of markup code for citation


3. If you found a source from a database other than MathSciNet, check MR Lookup to verify that you have the correct citation information to include in your bibiliography. Follow steps 1-2 to find the markup code for your citation.

More LaTeX and amsrefs Help

For more help using LaTeX and amsrefs, refer to the following:

  • Ethan Duckworth's LaTeX guides. These are very user-friendly and comprehensive. Especially helpful are the following:
    • How to write mathematics
    • How to format the page
    • How to make cross references

Style Guides and Math Writing Resources

Ethics in Mathematics

Proven theorems and mathematical definitions are considered part of the public domain.  This practice is necessary for the advancement of the field of mathematics.  Public domain status means these theorems and definitions are available for use by anyone.   Nevertheless, public domain status does not obviate the need to acknowledge the contribution of the original authors of the theorem.  Ethical practice demands that scholars acknowledge the work and contributions of others regardless of how that work is used.