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Nursing: Citing Your Sources

This page provides a starting point for your research.

Citation Management Tools

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

Yes: EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley are 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 (Windows version)

Writing Help

For help with academic writing, consider a visit to Northeastern's Writing Center.

Export Citations from PubMed to EndNote (mac version)

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.

Most but not all nursing research papers use the APA (American Psychological Association) Style Guide for citing sources. 

APA (Purdue OWL)

AMA Manual of Style (American Medical Association)