Bibliographic Management Resources: Reference management software will be helpful for senior papers and as a lifelong tool for organizing journal articles and generating citation lists centered around a topic of personal or professional interest. Learn to use Cite-While-You-Write early in your first year and always double check your reference lists; no software is a perfect tool.
Evaluate bibliographic software based on ease of import/export, ability to organize pdf's and storage capacity, indexing/tagging, annotation ability, sharing features, citation formatting options, and Cite-While-You-Write plug-in options.
See the EndNote Library Guide for links to a comparison chart.
Always make sure that all of the metadata from a citation has been saved, and save a permalink to the article (PMID, doi, or publisher provided) in the URL field. This is the best way to share the citation with others.
If you are using a Mac, you will need to set your CiteWhileYouWrite Preferences in Word under Tools>EndNote>CiteWhileYouWrite Preferences>Application>Chose EndNote OR EndNote online.
CVM students are expected to use the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association citation style in Senior Papers.
Journal names double checked to assure they are abbreviated exactly as they are in PubMed
Cite-While-You-Write formatting in Word
Hanging indent - Some helpful advice from WSU Libraries Endnote expert Chelsea Leachman on how to fix this in EndNote:
1. Go to the Endnote toolbar, select edit> output styles> edit/name of style. This will display the output style's options.
2. In the left column scroll down to Bibliography> layout.
3. Check the bottom of the Layout window for the Hanging Indent Setting > All paragraphs (this will insert a command to create a hanging indent at the beginning of each new reference).
4. Save and close the dialog box.
You can then change to hanging indent within Word if you have added Endnote for Cite-While-You-Write. Go to Configure Bibliography>Layout> Select hanging indent of 0.5in.