Getting Better Results with MedLine

Additional resources

The databases have tools to use to build citations, which you may then cut and paste into papers. However, there are better tools to use if you need to prepare a longer document, such as a thesis or dissertation. 

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. We have a guide for it and some librarians teach sessions about it . Register with your UARK email to get started. 

Zotero is a citation manager that is commonly used in academic circles; we have guides for it and some librarians teach sessions about it.

Citation and Style Guides

Medical disciplines vary in what style they prefer- though many use APA, some use AMA or Chicago. Journal citation styles may be required. EndNote Basic includes 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 screen which provides with a citation in your preferred format that you can cut and paste into your bibliography.