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Health Informatics: Cite Your Sources

A guide to library resources and research in health and personal health informatics

Citation Management Software

Is there software to help organize my references?

Yes! EndNote and RefWorks are licensed for use by current NU faculty, staff, and students. Zotero and Mendeley are available for free. Any of these programs can help you collect and manage your references, and auto-format citations and bibliographies in your papers.

For more details on each program, see the introductory pages for:


More about citations

Cite with Microsoft Word

When you install the EndNote software to your computer, it comes with a plugin for Word, called Cite While You Write. This plugin will allow you to add references directly to your papers as you're writing them.

For PC Users:

For Mac users:

Using RefWorks with Microsoft Word or Google Docs

Citation Style Guides

If you're not sure which citation format to use, please check with your instructor.

APA 2010 Update

APA Exposed: " Everything You Always Wanted to Know about APA Format but Were Afraid to Ask".  Online Tutorial.  From Harvard Graduate School of Education.

AMA Manual of Style (American Medical Association)