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Citations + Writing

Citation Style Guides

APA Style Guide
APA's web site, containing tips for tricky citations and sample papers.

APA Formatting
(Purdue OWL)



AMA Manual of Style
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AMA Manual How-to Video

You may also borrow copies of these manuals from the Course Reserves collection in the Library & Study Commons on the 4th floor of Building 38.

Avoiding Plagiarism

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Here are a few of guides that can help you avoid plagiarizing.

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing (Purdue OWL)

Principles of Paraphrasing (Harvard)

Incorporating References (University of Kanas)

Avoiding Plagiarism (Purdue OWL)

You may also want to talk with the MGH Institute's Writing Consultant.

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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.

Zotero also integrates into Microsoft Word and GoogleDocs for easy citation insertion and reference list creation. Zotero is automatically inserted into Google Docs when you download the Connector. For Word, you'll need to download the Word plugin.

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

Zotero has PDF organization and a maximum of 300 MB of storage. If you run out, just contact someone on the library staff to let us know.

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.