For Researchers/Writers

Research Services and Guides



Medical Library Research Services

The Medical Library provides research/consultation services in the following areas and others. Please contact us by email, phone, or schedule an appointment with a librarian.

  • Systematic reviews
  • Literature search strategies and techniques
  • Database selection
  • Reference management options and software
  • Tools for conducting systematic reviews
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Techniques for locating meeting or conference abstracts
  • Strategies for keeping up with the literature including current awareness tools and automated search alerts

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Citation Managers and Citation Information

Citation Managers

Reference Management tools help you organize and cite references for your research. The tools listed are either free tools or provided through the library. These tools can help you stay organzied and help you save references from databases like PubMed and create the citations for you.

Mendeley Mendeley is a free reference manager that can help you store, organize, note, share and cite references and research data.

EndNote EndNote is a software application designed to save and organize references from literature databases like PubMed, retrieve articles automatically for those references, and then generate formatted bibliographies in thousands of different styles. It is available free online with less features, and the full version is installed on the iMacs in the Collaborative Study room or on a macbook you can checkout from the Medical Library office for up to two weeks.

RefWorks RefWorks allows you to create a personal list of references and to format your bibliography in any citation style. It is currently offered through Kresge Library for all OU students.

Citing with AMA Style