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Citing Sources of Information: Writing for the Health Sciences: Style Formatting Resources

This LibGuide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.

Style Formats


AMA Citation Style Formatting

AMA Style Quick Tips


APA Formatting and Style Guide

Purdue University

Formatting and style examples.

APA Reference Style Guide

Northern Michigan University

This is a great site; it has flash videos, downloadable PDF guides, and specific health sciences/nursing examples.

APA Style

American Psychological Association

This is the official APA Web site.

APA Style Essentials

Vanguard University of Southern California

Provides a common core of elements of APA style.

Citation Guides and Style Manuals

University of Minnesota – Duluth Library

This site contains links to information on a variety of style guides.

Citing Medicine: the NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

National Library of Medicine

A comprehensive guide to the NLM style format.

Format a Paper Using APA Guidelines

The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison

This resource takes a different focus on papers – appearance. It covers margins, spacing, indentations, etc.


MLA Formatting

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Purdue University

More information from The Owl at Purdue on use of MLA format and examples.


A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation

Capital Community College, Arthur C. Banks, Jr. Library

This is a very detailed guide to research techniques. Links to subtopics are located on the left side of the page and the user may follow them to learn about the best approach to formatting a paper using the MLA style.


What is MLA Style?

Modern Language Association

The official MLA style site.


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