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.
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.
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.
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.