Citation Tools & Writing Guides
Tools and guides for creating citations and bibliographies, formatting papers, and writing.
Citation Management: RefWorks
RefWorks is free to Upstate faculty, staff, and students. This software helps to manage & format citations, and then creates a bibliography or list of references based on those citations.
Upstate RefWorks Guide (.pdf) Get information on setting up an account and using the software. Includes instructions on importing citations from PubMed, CINAHL and other databases.
RefWorks Login instructions Information on how to sign up for a new account and how to login.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab- (a highly recommended source for advice and handouts on writing term papers and resumes, grammar, appropriate documentation of sources, style guides for MLA, APA, etc.)
Hamilton College Writing Center - Using Sources (tips on how to use direct quotations and paraphrase, definition of "common knowledge," how to integrate the ideas of other writers and give proper attribution)
Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism (Council of Writing Program Administrators - Statement on Best Practices)
Writing Tutorial Services (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN). Guidelines for writing resumes, cover letters, book reviews; advice on avoiding plagiarism and using quotations and paraphrases effectively.
Search for Official Medline Journal Abbreviations (National Library of Medicine)
List of Journals Indexed in CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature (abbreviations not provided)
AMA Style (similar to Vancouver)
American Medical Association Manual of Style, 10th edition Tenth edition of the popular writing and citing style manual for authors and editors. Especially written for health professionals and those who write in the health sciences field. The Manual covers all facets of writing, editing, abbreviations and bibliographic citing.
AMA Style Guide (University of Evansville, Evansville, IN)
APA StyleUsing American Psychological Association (APA) Format (general guidelines from OWL - Online Writing Lab, Purdue)
American Psychological Association - Electronic References (APA's tips for citing electronic sources)Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (comprehensive information - available in print version only) 6th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. Closed Reserve Collection, 1st Floor. Z 253 A512p 2010 (2 hour use in Library only)
New and established applicants will find insights and understanding that can empower them to improve the applications and increase their chances for receiving a more positive review.National Institute of Health (NIH) Public Access
The NIH now requires that any journal articles produced using NIH research grants must be submitted to PubMed Central. This website includes the current policy, article submission guidelines, information related to the policy compliance of journals, citation methods, and frequently asked questions.
NLM Style Guide
Citation Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (National Library of Medicine)
Vancouver Style - Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (produced by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which originally met in Vancouver, British Columbia, 1978, to establish guidelines for manuscripts)
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