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Health Sciences 3900

Resources for HS3900: Introduction to Research Methods

Citation Tools

Citation management tools capture citation information about each book and article you are citing in order to help you create bibliographies. AND, they work  with Microsoft Word to to create your bibliography & in-text citations when you are writing your paper!

APA Style

You will need to properly cite your sources using APA Style.   The APA site  has great examples and tutorials on how to cite your sources and also how to format your paper.  Campus writing assistance programs usually have online examples of APA formating, such as the Purdue OWL APA Style Guide.

For more detail or guidance, use the APA Publication Manual book which is available at the Health Sciences Library & at Ellis Library (see link below).

Create a Citation...

Create citations in  APA or MLA formats for books, journal articles, book chapters, etc.

Kinds of Citing

How something is cited will depend on whether it is in your bibliography (a list of references at the end of the paper), or within the paper itself.  Also citing differs depending on what format you are using,  print or electronic.

Citing Sources for a Bibliography
Example (APA style): 
Jones, L.M. (2005) Obesity and sleep apnea. Anesthesiology Clinics of North America 23(5), 27-49.

Citing Sources Within Your Paper
Example (APA style):
(Jones, 2010, p. 40)

Citing Online/Electronic Sources
Example (APA style):
Jones, L.M. (2005) Obesity and sleep apnea. Anesthesiology Clinics of North America 23(5), 27-49 . Retrieved from