Welcome to the Citation Styles LibGuide for the UND Library of the Health Sciences. This guide is designed to direct you to authoritative online and print resources that will help you format your references. Here you will find information about the three citation styles most widely used in the health sciences: AMA, APA and Vancouver. You will also find a section about using citation management software to store and organize your references.
Please feel free to contact the library if you would like additional help.
Citation Management Software
Eventually your research will require that you keep track of many citations on any given topic. At that point, you should consider using a citation management software to help you format and organize your references.
Which one should you use?
There are lots of programs on the market, both free and subscription-based. You may already be using one and not realize it. Do you use CiteULike, BibMe or Zotero? Those are examples of free web-based citation managers. Here at the Library of the Health Sciences, we encourage students to use either RefWorks or EndNote. Please note, the Library of the Health Sciences licenses RefWorks, which allows our affiliated users to utilize the program without incurring additional costs. If you would prefer to use EndNote, you will have to purchase the software from a vendor.
For a detailed comparison of the various programs on the market such as RefWorks, EndNote, Reference Manager or Zotero, click here.