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Geriatrics and Gerontology: Citing, Writing, Dissertations

A guide to library resources and research in geriatrics and gerontology

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.

Citation Management

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

Free options: Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote.

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)

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.
APA (Purdue OWL)

AMA Manual of Style (American Medical Association)

Dissertations Online

 Submitting dissertations and theses online

The Digital Repository Service is a secure repository system, designed to store and share scholarly, administrative, and archival materials from the Northeastern University community.

NU dissertations online are also searchable at Dissertations and Theses at NU.

To search for dissertations beyond NU, use ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Global.

 

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.