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Mentored Scholarly Activity Guide (MSA): Bibliographic Citation Tools and Styles for Medicine

If you want information about the MSA program, please see the main program page.

Citation Tools for Medicine

There are many tools and style guides for citing works in papers and manuscripts.  The following are options for creating bibliographies from citation and reprint management software.  The Library supports EndNote and EndNote Basic (cloud version) and will try to help with other tools as time and staff knowledge permits. 
  • CiteULike  Stores references and pdf reprints of articles. References can be viewed in a few basic styles, but accuracy is based on user input of the information needed by the specific style.  CiteULike exports references for uploading into EndNote.
  • Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers. 2nd ed. 2007. NLM style is used in all NIH grant and review publications, and is the format used in PubMed summary citations. Citing Medicine provides assistance to authors in compiling lists of references for their publications, to editors in revising such lists, to publishers in setting reference standards for their authors and editors, and to librarians and others in formatting bibliographic citations.
  • EndNote Basic is a free cloud based resource for reference management and is recommended for all MSA projects. Sign up for an account via Web of Science, then add references to your EndNote library from Web of Science, Google Scholar, or PubMed. EndNote Basic now includes 2GB of storage to upload the pdfs of articles and associate them with references.
    Please view a video tutorial if you'd like to learn how to register for an account, load references into EndNote Web, and output the references in a reference list in a particular style and use "Cite While You Write" in MS Word. 
  • Papers is an award-winning reference management program that has been described as iTunes for PDF article reprints. It is ideal for collecting references, organizing article PDF files, and writing manuscripts in specific styles. For more information and instruction on Papers, please click here

You may also be interested in Organizing an Article Reprint File.

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