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Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences: Cite Your Sources

A guide to library resources and research in physical therapy, rehabilititation, sports physical therapy, occupational ergonomics and health

Citation Managers

What is a Citation Manager?

A citation management tool is software that helps you organize your research, and create reference lists, bibliographies, in-text citations into a specific citation style such as AMA, APA, and more.

Citation Styles

If you're not sure which citation format to use, please check with your instructor.  Most but not all physical therapy research papers use the AMA (American Medical Association) Manual of Style for citing sources. 
AMA Manual of Style
For reference examples: click on "Contents" and go to "Section 1" part 3.

APA Update 2010


Journal Title Abbreviations

To find the correct journal title abbreviations, check the National Library of Medicine's Catalog of Journals Referenced in the NCBI Databases.  Medline/PubMed Journal Title Abbreviations

Type the full journal title in quotation marks into the search box, (e.g.:  "archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation").
From the results, select the title you want. The correct abbreviation to use is located in the "NLM Title Abbreviation, e.g.: Arch Phys Med Rehabil