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Style Guides & Citing References
Academic writing, such as a manuscript submitted for publication, is typically dictated by a style guide. A style guide provides guidelines for creating citations & bibliographies, as well as formatting your document and more.
Some common style guides, or citation formats, are:
- APA Style
- Chicago Manual of Style
- AMA Manual of Style (E-book available below)
- AMA MANUAL of STYLE, 11th EDITION byISBN: 9780190246556Publication Date: 2020The AMA Manual of Style is a must-have resource for anyone involved in medical, health, and scientific publishing. Written by an expert committee of JAMA Network editors, this latest edition addresses issues that face authors, editors, and publishers in the digital age.
Reference management tools allow you to collect, organize, and store bibliographic information about source material such as journal articles, books, reports, and multimedia. A reference management tool also makes creating and formatting bibliographies and in-text citations easy.
While there are many different reference management tools out there, the library offers support for EndNote and Zotero. Refer to the Reference Management Guide for tutorials and instructions on how to obtain a copy of Endnote or Zotero for your own use.
Dictionaries & Thesauri
- Oxford English Dictionary This link opens in a new windowThe Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. Available online only.