Citations: MLA 8 and APA
In college, graduate school, and for various journals, professors, departments and journals have varying specific citation requirements, usually conforming to a universal style. MLA style is often used and widely accepted, but in the sciences, APA may be used, among others. For this project, make sure you're consistent, using one style. When you push the citation button on various databases, you have to look around to get to MLA 8, or confirm that is the style you want. NB: MLA 8 is new this year!
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Research Tip: EX VIVO
A key search term to combine with your topical interests with human tissue research may be "ex vivo". In vitro is in the test tube (often no human tissue, just cells). In vivo is in the body. Ex vivo is outside the body, or germane to research outside the body, often using human tissue.