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APA Style Resources

APA is an acronym for the American Psychological Association (APA) and their preferred method of writing papers for publication, including the proper way to cite sources. Citing sources using accurate style methods is important for

  • helping the reader go directly to the primary source that the writer used or viewed when writing the paper or text;
  • providing credit to the original source when paraphrasing, summarizing, or directly quoting a source.

Check out this guide to learn more about why we cite our sources.

Source Management Resources

When completing research assignments, you may find it helpful to use a citation manager. Citation managers can be used to:

  • organize your sources;
  • develop citations;
  • create a reference page.

Milner Library can help you with a variety of citation management software such as Zotero and EndNote. Check out this Source Manager Comparison Chart to decide which will be best for your needs!

Zotero Help

Many nursing classes utilize Zotero for their research needs. Check out these resources linked below to help you get started!

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Why Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools are very helpful for saving, storing, and sharing articles you find. As you work class projects, make a habit of exporting evidence-based articles you find into a source management program. From most source management tools, you can create a reference page, access PDFs, and add annotations.

This guide will give you additional information and guidance.