Evidence-based Practice: Some Tools to Find It

Additional resources

Web-based Citation Managers:

EndNote Basic allows you to save citations to a personal database and then format those citations in footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographies. It is available through Web of Science/Web of Knowledge. Check out EndNote Basic help. 


Zotero and Mendeley are two of the free citation managers that are commonly used in academic circles; we have guides for them, and your librarian may be using one or more of them.


Plagiarism is defined in the University of Arkansas Catalog of Studies as "offering as one’s own work the words, ideas, or arguments of another person without appropriate attribution by quotation, reference or footnote," (section on "Academic Regulations: Academic Honesty").

Plagiarism and academic dishonesty go beyond simply cutting and pasting text from an article or book into your paper without attribution; they can include paraphrasing without attribution or listing sources that you have not consulted in your Works Cited list. You shouldn't use a paper or presentation from one class in another without consulting the instructors. The consequences of plagiarizing another's work can be very serious. 

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Citation and Style Guides

The American Psychological Association uses its own style (APA), which is used by other disciplines. Below are links to guides that relate to this manual and other citation manuals and guidebooks.  While APA is the most common style for the psychological and medical sciences, others may be required, such as journal citation styles. Most citation managers include many of the journal-specific styles. Ask your professor if you have questions about what style to use.

Databases Can Help You!

Many databases provided by the libraries have a "Cite" feature built in.  When you are looking at the detailed information for an item, look for a link or button for citing.  If the link is available, you will see a dialog box which provides with a citation in your preferred format that you can cut and paste into your bibliography.