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MHE MHI MPH Passport to the Library: Writing/Citing

An outline of the Waterloo Library services and resources relevant to online learners in health.

APA Style Guides

The full book: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, is available at several UW libraries.

Other Styles


The icon for Zotero, which is the word spelled out.  The Z is in red and the rest of the letters are in black.The University of Waterloo Library is currently suggesting Zotero software for citation management.

When signing up for a free Zotero account is it suggested that you use your UWaterloo e-mail account.  That will automatically give you access to the Institutional Storage provided by a University of Waterloo Library subscription.

If you would like assistance with Zotero, you can contact the Zotero Librarians at

Manage Your References with Refworks

Refworks is a useful tool to organize and manage references and is free for the University of Waterloo community. 

  • Free, web-based program via the Library; sign-up with your UWaterloo email address.
  • Use this tool to store your references
  • Automatically generates your in-text citations and reference list
  • Instructions on how to export search results from PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, Scopus, etc. into RefWorks can be found further down the page.


Import results from PubMed into Refworks

To save an entire set of search results and export to Refworks, perform the following:

  • Perform the search. 
  • Click on "Save" button.  From drop down menu, select Selections: All results; Format: PubMed. Click “Create File”. The file will download in your browser, and save in your 'Downloads' folder. 
  • Log in to your RefWorks account. Go to ReferencesImport. 
  • In the 'From Text File' section, make sure the Import Filter/Data Source is set to NLM PubMed, and the Database is set to PubMed. Click the "Choose file" button. 
  • Navigate to your downloads folder. Select the file called "pubmed_set".  Open it.
  • Your file will now appear beside the 'Choose file' button. You may import the files to a selected folder, or simply upload to the "Last Imported" folder. (All files will go to the "Last Imported" folder as well as any chosen folder.) Click Import.