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NH-720 Research for Clinical Practice

Please Visit our Guide dedicated to APA Citation Formatting

What is APA Style?

APA (American Psychological Association) Style is a method of writing papers and citing information that conforms to a set of rules described in the APA Manual 6th edition. The links below will take you to additional resources for learning how to use and apply APA to your assignments.

Read on for basic examples of the most commonly cited types of sources.

Zotero

What is a Reference Manager?

A reference manager (also called a citation manager) stores your references and generates your citations and bibliography for you. There are many options out there for reference management. The Bellack Library recommends Zotero (see below), but we also support Mendeley users. In our experience and that of many other students, using a reference manager will save you time and keep you organized. We strongly recommend that you register for one and start learning how to use it now so that it is ready to go when it's time to do your capstone.

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Zotero is a free citation management tool whose central feature is that it can easily and accurately import items directly from the web. It works as a browser extension for Firefox. It also has a desktop application. If you do not typically use Firefox, it is possible to get the same functionality by downloading the desktop version and using a "Browser Connector" to make it work with Chrome and other browsers.

And if you want to be able to share citations between group members or classmates, Zotero has sharing capability as well.

Quick Set-Up Instructions

  1. Create your Zotero account. 
    1. An account isn't required, but in order to sync your account across multiple devices, youll need to register.
    2. You are not restricted to your IHP email and may use whichever email address you prefer.
  2. At the Zotero Download page, you can choose which version(s) you want.

Zotero Documentation will take you step by step through all of its features.

For in-person assistance, please request an appointment with a librarian.