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Research Basics: Citation

The nuts and bolts of college-level research, with links, tips, and explanations.


AMA Style manuals and guides

AMA (American Medical Association) Manual of Style  Found on the SU library list of databases & e-resources.

Citing Medicine, 2nd edition.  The NLM (National Library of Medicine) Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.  Since you will be citing primarily online sources, this section will be especially helpful:  Citing Material on the Internet.  

Interactive AMA Citation Style guide, developed by the Western New York Library Resources Council.

Citation Managers

These online citation managers offer a convenient way to organize and keep track of your references.  

EasyBib   Free, automatic bibliography and citation maker.

Zotero    Another free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. 
NoodleTools   A comprehensive MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliography composer with fully-integrated note-taking.
BibMe      An automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills.
 Caution:  No citation manager creates perfect citations. Check all your citations before submitting your work.  

Citing Multimedia

Avoiding Plagiarism