Brandeis librarians provide support for two powerful citation management programs. While there are many others out there, these two are powerful, versatile, and fairly user-friendly, and we provide training workshops and the ability to help you troubleshoot problems:
We subscribe to this one, so download it here for free.
Open source! Create an account and download it here.
If you're not sure which to use or how to use the one you've got, check out our Citation Management Guide.
We offer regular workshops in EndNote and Zotero. If you've missed the workshop or have a specific issue to troubleshoot please get in touch with me or stop by the Research Help Desk in the library (hours).
The Writing Center offers free writing tutorial services to Brandeis University undergraduate and graduate students. Their staff of knowledgeable graduate student consultants can help you with papers, personal statements, short assignments, English language issues, job applications and most of your writing needs. Consultation sessions are client-centered, relaxed and designed to address your specific writing project as well as your overall development as a writer.
There are many different citation styles in use within the neurosciences. The most common is CSE, aka the Author-Date style, but neuroscience is such an interdisciplinary field that you may read papers using formats developed by the psychological, medical, or other scientific disciplines. Ask your professor specifically which to use.
No matter which style, we likely have the style manual or can point you to a guide that will help with the nitty-gritty details of in-text citations and formatting your end bibliography.
The Brandeis libraries have many resources for improving your writing. Here are a few I like, mostly talking specifically about writing in the sciences: