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Behavioral Neuroscience: Writing + Citing

Guide to resources in behavioral neuroscience at Northeastern University.

Training

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.

Checklist

APA Reference Checklist -- from Research Tutorials Subject Guide

See all available Research Tutorials from Northeastern University Libraries

Citation Management Programs

Is there software to help manage my citations?

Yes! EndNote and RefWorks are licensed for use by current NU faculty, staff, and students. The open source product Zotero and the free version of Mendeley are two other options that the library supports. Any of these programs can help you collect and manage your references, and auto-format citations and bibliographies in your papers. (Choose just one; they are not meant to be used at the same time.)

For more details on each program, see the introductory pages for EndNote, RefWorksZoteroMendeley or BibTeX.

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Reference

Citation Guides

APA is the recommended citation style for social and behavioral sciences and is authored by the American Psychological Association.  APA reference list examples (Purdue University) 

APA Reference Checklist

APA Learn 7th Edition "Crash Course"

Subject Guide

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