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Public Health: Citing Your Sources

A guide to finding online resorces for public health research

We Have Workshops!

Registration for fall citation management workshops is now open! Visit our Training page to view options and register for webinars. 

All workshop are online and cover these topics--Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, and Introduction to Citation Management. See how citation management software can help your create your bibliography and keep track of your references in this 60 second video.

Note: Librarians at Snell have created tutorials for setting up shortcuts for exporting to EndNote (Instructions for Mac and for PC).

Citation Management Software

Is there software to help organize my references?

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

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)


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.