Citation Support

Citation managers (also called reference managers or bibliographic managers) are software designed to help scholars save, organize, and cite references.

Citation Managers

Citation managers (also called reference managers or bibliographic managers) are software designed to help scholars save, organize, and cite references. Citation managers allow you to import references from articles or databases, automatically create bibliographies based on what you have imported, and more. Some of the most popular citation managers are EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, and Zotero.

 

Developer

Cost

Can import Medline?

Can import PubMed?

Can cite AMA?

EndNote

Clarivate Analytics 

$299 (PNWU discount available)

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Mendeley 

Elsevier 

Free, pay extra for additional storage 

No

Yes 

Yes 

RefWorks 

ProQuest 

$100 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Zotero 

George Mason University 

Free, pay extra for additional storage 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes

Learn more about Zotero

Learn more about Mendeley

 
Citation Styles

AMA Style
Developed by the American Medical Association and editors of JAMA and the Archives Journals, the AMA Manual of Style is used by hundreds of journals, including The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Iverson, Cheryl, Stacy Christiansen, Annette Flanagin, et al., eds. 10th ed. AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. Oxford; New York: JAMA & Archives Journals American Medical Association; Oxford University Press, c2007. Call number: WZ 345 A511 2007

A guide to using AMA style (from Washington State University Libraries)

APA Style
The foundations for APA Style were first introduced in a 1929 journal article penned by a group of social scientists and business managers with sponsorship from the National Research Council. Today, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is used predominantly for scholarly publications in the social and behavioral sciences.

VandenBos, Gary R., Anne Woodworth Gasque, Paige Jackson, eds. 6th ed. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, c2010. Call number: WZ 345 P976 2010

A guide to using APA style (from Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
How to cite a website (from APA Style Blog)

 NLM Style
Citing Medicine was developed by the National Library of Medicine and is freely available online. It is used in MEDLINE and PubMed, and is preferred by some publishers. It is recommended by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Patrias, Karen. 2nd ed. Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. Edited by DL Wendling. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine (US), 2007–.

Sample references based on NLM style

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