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RefWorks ( is a bibliographic management tool that will automatically format citations (end notes and footnotes) and a bibliography for your papers. Requires off campus log-in (see librarian for institutional code).

RefWorks Help Webpage: an entire guide that will assist in all aspects of using RefWorks.

RefWorks YouTube HowTo Videos: multiple short videos (1-3:30 min) that will demo RW.

Exporting References from PubMed to RefWorks: pdf

Exporting from CINAHL, Health Business Elite, or Health Source: This handout reviews that process for exporting references from any of the EBSCO databases into RefWorks. (CINAHL, Health Business Elite, Health Source, etc).


Not Sure Where to Publish?

JANE (Journal /Author Name Estimator)
Enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on "Find". Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in Medline to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.


Books on Writing and Publication

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APA Style Simplified - Bernard C. Beins
Publication Date: 2012
Print book.

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Successful Scientific Writing - Janice R. Matthews; Robert W. Matthews
Call Number: R119 .M28 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Print book

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The College Student's Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper - Atlantic Publishing Group Inc. Staff; Erika Eby
Publication Date: 2011
Print book.

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Writing for Publication in Nursing - Marilyn H. Oermann; Judith C. Hays
Publication Date: 2010
eBook. Click link to access book.

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Writing for the Health Professions - Karl J. Terryberry
Call Number: R119 .T425 2005
Publication Date: 2004
Print book

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Writing Research Papers - James D. Lester; James D. Lester
Publication Date: 2011
Print book located in McNichols library.

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Writing Scientific Research Articles - Margaret Cargill; Patrick O'Connor
Publication Date: 2013
eBook. Click link to access book.

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Writing Your Nursing Portfolio - Fiona Timmins; Anita Duffy
Publication Date: 2011
eBook. Click link to access book.



APA Formatting Template in Word

To find the APA template in Word:

2. Type APA into the "Search for online templates" search box

3. Click "APA Style Report".

4. Click the "Create" button.

5. Type your paper using the guidelines provided.

6. To use this template, your computer needs to be able to save and read .docx files (MS Office 2010 or later)

If you have an older version of MS Office, you can use the online version: Microsoft Office Online. You will need to create an account (free) and sign in (like Google Drive).

Helpful Citing Websites

Copyright Basics



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