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PHTH 1260: American Healthcare System: Citing Your Sources

A select group of resources for students in the American Healthcare System course.

Citing Your Sources

Check our pages on avoiding plagiarism and citations and bibliographies.

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

The usual styles in the Health Sciences are APA and AMA. Below are webpages containing more information for each style.

APA: Purdue OWL, APASyle.apa.org (from the American Psychological Association, contains all aspects of APA Style)

AMA: AMA Manual of Style (American Medical Association online databases covering style book)

 

Writing Assistance

For help with writing projects, consider a visit to Northeastern's Writing Center.  Same-day walk in service is available in 136 Snell Library; assistance by appointment is offered in the 412 Holmes center. Online consulting is also available (all appointments in EST).

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is an extraordinary resource for all aspects of paper writing, including citation and bibliography.  The Site Map is a good place to begin.

 

These links used by kind permission of the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Citation Management Tools

You may wonder: are there tools to help with citation and references?

Free options: Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote Basic

A EndNote Licensed product is available for use by current NU faculty, staff, and students. These tools can help you collect and manage your references, and auto-format citations and bibliographies in your papers.

Learn more about citation management tools here.

Export Citations from PubMed to EndNote (mac version)

Export Citations from PubMed to EndNote (Windows version)

Citation Management Software

Learn how a citation management tool can make your research life easier.

 

What is a citation manager?

A citation manager is a piece of software that helps you collect and organize your research and create bibliographies and in-text citations. Citation managers generally offer a range of citation styles and features to choose from.

Which citation managers does the library support?

The Northeastern library supports EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero. We also support the use of BibTeX and LaTeX.

Which citation manager should I use?

While citation managers generally have the same basic functions, each one offers some specific features.

Our citation manager comparison chart (below) can help you identify the features that will work best for you. See also our tutorial on choosing a citation manager.