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Public Health

Designed for public health students, this guide takes you through the Library’s resources to improve your research.

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Citation Style & Tools

 

Find resources for your professor’s preferred citation style and learn about the tools available to help make citing sources faster.

Note!: This is a standard citation guide for this subject, but please verify with your professor about their preferred citation style.

Citation Styles

Citation style

Citation Styles

MLA Style Guide Available at ZL


Online Guides for MLA Style


Visit the sites listed below for excellent resources on general MLA formatting and specific types of citations.

AMA Manual at ZL


Online Help for AMA Citations


The Council of Science Editors' style (CSE) is the dominant style for citations in the life sciences. The American Medical Association's style (AMA) is more prominent in associated medical fields. 

CSE Manual at ZL


Online Help for CSE Citations


The Council of Science Editors' style (CSE) is the dominant style for citations in the life sciences. The American Medical Association's style (AMA) is more prominent in associated medical fields. 

Citation Tools

Citation tools

Zotero

Zotero


ZoteroZotero is an extremely useful resource that helps with citation (and full-text article) collection and organization and bibliography/works cited creation.

  • Easy, quick, open-source (Free) citation manager
  • Works with PC/Mac OS's and Firefox, Chrome, Safari browsers 
  • "Reads" citation data on a web page (icon which allows you to save a citation appears in line with address bar in browser)
  • Format citation in any of 8000+ styles available from Zotero
  • Find help: Getting Your Stuff into Zotero

WorldCat

WorldCat


WorldCat Research StationWorldCat offers fast citations for each item located in it, similar to what Google Scholar provides. Always double-check with appropriate citation requirements, pieces of the complete citation are often missing.

  • Search for your resource (book, article, report, etc.)
  • Click on item title
  • Find "Cite/Export" link in upper right portion of record
  • Choose from several styles

Google Scholar

Google Scholar


Google ScholarGoogle Scholar provides quick citations for items found through its database. Double-check provided citations, however. There is typically at least one piece missing from the citation.

  • Easy, quick, no-download-necessary citation grabber
  • Search for your article by title
  • Use "Cite" link below publication information
  • Choose from several styles

Similar to what Google Scholar provides, WorldCat offers a fast citation for each item you locate in it. Always double-check with appropriate citation requirements, however, as pieces of the complete citation are often missing.

Other Citation Tools

Other Citation Tools


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Most Library databases have auto-cite features.

If you need help figuring out how to use them, stop by the Ask desk for assistance.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism

 

Plagiarism & Citations


When citing, be sure to understand what plagiarism is and isn't. If there are still questions contact the Writing Center or practice avoiding plagiarism. Remember, it is better to cite a source than risk plagiarism!

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