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Writing in the Medical Sciences: Citing Material

This guide contains resources for writing in the medical field

Citation Management Tools

Brief overview of software that helps to organize and manage citations.

Direct link to "Citation Management Tools" on MSU Mediaspace

Video credit: Emilia Marcyk (with Deborah Margolis)

Style Guides

There are thousands of different citation styles out there. Choosing one depends on where you are submitting your work. Make sure to carefully follow any citation guidelines and be aware that the chosen citation style may also impact other sections of your paper's format.  

NLM Style Guide - Citing Medicine, 2nd edition

The NLM citation style is commonly used in medicine. This electronic style guide includes instructions on properly formatting for a number of different material types.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Purdue Online Writing Lab, commonly called the OWL, contains many resources on writing and research, as well as up-to-date formatting and citation guides. Their APA and MLA guides are especially popular.

Librarians - Medicine

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