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Johnson Physical Therapy Library: Writing & Citing

AMA Citation Style

The UIW School of Physical Therapy primarily uses the AMA Manual of Style.   AMA citation style was created by the American Medical Association in 1962. It's now widely used for citing sources in medical and scientific research. It was originally created to specify the writing style for AMA publications.

 

AMA Quick Reference

APA Style

APA 7th manual cover

 

The newest version of the APA Publication Manual is the 7th edition. It is available in all of the UIW Libraries and you may also find it in other academic and public libraries. You may also use reliable online sources.

Use our APA Style Research Guide to assist you, as well as the resources in your subject or course research guide.

 

Resources for the 7th Edition:

The Purdue OWL's APA Format & Style Guide for the 7th Edition.

The APA Style Blog for the 7th Edition.

APA's Quick Reference Guide

RefWorks Citation Management

ProQuest RefWorks

RefWorks is a purchased web-based citation management tool that will help you:

  • Organize your citations for articles, books, and other material
  • Format bibliographies in styles including AMA, APA, and others
  • Share your collection
  • Access information from any Internet-connected computer
  • Export citation information directly from databases or Google Scholar

There are two different versions of RefWorks.  The orange version is RefWorks Legacy was phased out at the end of 2018.  The new one is ProQuest RefWorks and is the one that you should use if new to RefWorks.  

RefWorks Resources and Information

EndNote Citation Management

EndNote is a web-based citation management tool obtained with Web of Science.  It is slightly more robust than the free EndNote Basic but less robust than EndNote 20. It will help you:

  • Organize your citations for articles, books, and other material
  • Format bibliographies in styles including AMA, APA, and others
  • Share your collection
  • Access information from any Internet-connected computer
  • Export citation information directly from databases or Google Scholar
  • The UIW libraries have a subscription to the basic online version of EndNote.   A version with more features could be purchased by individuals. 

EndNote Resources and Information

Mendeley Citation Management

Mendeley 

Mendeley is a free web-based citation management tool.

PaperPile Citation Management

Paperpile is a web-based application combined with a browser extension for Google Chrome.  It integrates with Google Docs, Google Scholar and Google Drive.  It is subscription based after a free 30 day trial.

Citation Management Software Comparison

There are numerous citations software products from which to choose.  Here are a couple of comparison charts.

Writing Resources

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