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Scientific and Scholarly Writing

Tips and tools for writing scientific and scholarly papers.

Choosing a Citation Manager

Citation managers help you organize and keep track of your references and generate bibliographies. Some also have plugins for in-paper citations, the ability to attach full text pdfs to citations, and tools to share your bibliographies with collaborators.

Endnote X9EndNote Desktop (can sync with EndNote Online)

Cost:  Free for UMMS/UMMHC users.

Library Contact: Victoria Rossetti

Get it: Download EndNote Desktop Software

 

EndNoteEndNote Web Web/ Online/ Basic

Cost: Free

Library Contact: Victoria Rossetti

Get it: myendnoteweb.com

 

RefworksRefworks (Web-based)

Cost: Free for UMMS/ UMMHC users

Library Contact: Victoria Rossetti

Get it: Create an account at refworks.com using your institutional email

 

MendeleyMendeley (Desktop and Web-based)

Cost: Free ($$ for more than 2GB of online storage)

Library Contact:  Tess Grynoch

Get it: mendeley.com

 

ZoteroZotero (Desktop and Web-based)

Cost: Free

Library Contact: Tess Grynoch and Kim MacKenzie

Get it: www.zotero.org

Mendeley guidance

Citation Style Guides

AMA (American Medical Association)

 APA (American Psychological Association)

Chicago

MLA (Modern Language Association)

Vancouver