Citation? What is citation? And why do we do it?
All good questions to ask. Now watch this good (and short) video to find the answers!
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What is AMA citation style?
AMA citation style was created by the American Medical Association in 1962. It's now widely used for citing sources in medical and scientific research. It was originally created to specify the writing style (for sake of consistency) for AMA publications.
What is APA style?
APA was created by the American Psychology Association near the dawn of time (actually 1929) by social scientists and business managers. It has since become the citation style of choice for many in the social sciences, health, and allied health professions.
Mendeley or Zotero is a web-based citation management program that automatically formats the bibliography in desired citation styles such as AMA or APA. Mendeley and Zotero have plug-in tools that can also be used to insert cited resources into your manuscript!
COOL TIP: Users can set up preferences in Google Scholar to import citations to Mendeley or Zotero. The FGCU Catalog will also export to these citation management tools, and so will many of the library databases.
The FGCU Writing Center is a service for students needing writing assistance. They offer thirty-minute consultations by appointment and on a walk-in basis. The Writing Center is located in Library West 202C. For current hours or to make an appointment, call or see their website.
The Writing Center provides help with:
The FGCU Writing Center is located in Library West 202C
Phone: (239) 590-7141
Interested in guide books to help you write better? Try these:
Looking for more concrete help on your own? Here's a list of APA & AMA style books you can consult at the library. (For ebooks, just click on the title, then look for "Read this ebook" or "Connect now" in the new window.)