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General Health-Related Library Resources: More Citation Help

This guide will help you find academic journal articles, books and websites for research in the health sciences.

APA Assistance

Need APA Assistance?

The resources listed below should help you learn more about APA style and find answers to common citation questions.


A copy of the full guide, titled Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: The Official Guide to APA Style, as well as the Pocket Guide to APA Style are available for use within the library.  Any staff member at the Information Desk can help you locate them.


Citation Information

Citation Video

No matter what citation style a professor asks you to use, there are some common elements that you will have to look for and provide in your in-text citation and the citation that appears on your bibliography/references/works cited page at the end of your paper. This video from the University of Arizona Libraries introduces elements common to ALL citation styles.

Citation Tutorial

After taking this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Explain why writers cite information in academic papers.
  • Identify the parts of a citation.
  • Identify key differences between common citation styles.

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Paraphrasing, Summarizing & Quoting...What's the Difference?

Confused about the difference between paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting? This video from Colorado State University's Morgan Library defines each term and explains when each technique should be used. It also explains what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

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Learning Commons

Would You Like an Expert to Review Your Paper?

The Learning Commons staff would be happy to review your paper and check your citations FOR FREE. You have 3 options:

  1. Meet with a writing consultant in person.
  2. Meet with a consultant over Teams.
  3. Email them a paper. They will email it back to you with comments. They call this asynchronous writing assistance.

You will find a video that walks you through making a writing consultation appointment and more information about how to use the asynchronous consultation option on their homepage.


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