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What is a citation anyway?

Citation? What is citation? And why do we do it?

All good questions to ask. Now watch this good (and short) video to find the answers!

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AMA Citation Style

What is AMA citation 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 sake of consistency) for AMA publications.

FGCU Librarians have created an AMA Citation Guide for you. Or, you can visit The Writing Lab.



APA Citation Style

What is APA style?

APA was created by the American Psychology Association near the dawn of time (actually 1929) by social scientists and business managers. It has since become the citation style of choice for many in the social sciences, health, and allied health professions.

Tired of Writing References? Try Mendeley or Zotero!

Mendeley or Zotero is a web-based citation management program that automatically formats the bibliography in desired citation styles such as AMA or APA.  Mendeley and Zotero have plug-in tools that can also be used to insert cited resources into your manuscript!

COOL TIP:  Users can set up preferences in Google Scholar to import citations to Mendeley or Zotero. The FGCU Catalog will also export to these citation management tools, and so will many of the library databases.


Let's Get Started

To download Mendeley to your personal device visit the Mendeley Website.

Additional Tutorials can be found here.

Let's Get Started_Deux!

To download Zotero to your personal device visit the Zotero website!

Additional Zotero tutorials can be found here.