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Introduction to Applied Nutrition Research

Overview of research tools available through Rutgers libraries for graduate students working on their literature review for their thesis in the Department of Nutritional Sciences (SEBS).

APA Style

APA stands for American Psychological Association and is a common formatting style for essays and papers in various disciplines. APA style has unique formats for in-text citations and reference pages.

APA maintains its own website with multiple examples of how to format your paper and cite your sources. The latest APA Manual 7th edition is available on the APA website.

Managing the Research Process with Citation Managament Tools

With a research and bibliographic management tool such as EndNote, you can

  • collect information (citations and full text articles) from online databases and websites by importing or entering manually 
  • organize, customize, and store above information in folders and subfolders, including  reading, highlighting, and annotating documents
  • add in-text citations and footnotes to a paper directly from your EndNote library
  • create and format a bibliography of works cited in a variety of citation styles
  • share documents to collaborate with other researchers

Import References from Ovid Medline into EndNote

NOTE: the following steps were written based on a search performed in Ovid Medline by using Chrome.

  • Perform a search in Ovid Medline
  • On the search results page, select the desired references.
  • On the top of the displayed search results, click on Export.
  • On the popup Export Citation List window, in the box next to Export to, choose EndNote.
  • Under Fields to Display, choose Complete Reference.
  • Then click on Export Citation(s).
  • An ovidewb.ovd file will be placed at the lower left corner of the screen.
  • Click on the .ovd file. You will be asked to choose destination: EndNote or EndNote Online?
  • Choose EndNote and the selected references will be placed in your library.

Plagiarism Warning!

Plagiarism is a major concern at every level in education and publishing.Rutgers has several resources to help you avoid it, including the Rutgers Academic Integrity Policy.


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