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Physician Assistant Capstone Project

UMKC Physician Capstone Project Guide. MEDPA 5595 Capstone.

When and What Do I Cite?

Cite anything you write or create that uses or refers to the ideas of another person, including:

  • direct quotations
  • paraphrasing of passages
  • indebtedness to another person for an idea
  • use of another student's work
  • use of your own previous work

You do not need to cite information that is common knowledge.

Top Citation Styles

AMA Style Guide

Quick reference for the writing style guidelines from the American Medical Association for the medical sciences community. 

Citing Medicine, 2nd edition The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

Citing Medicine provides assistance to authors in compiling lists of references for their publications, to editors in revising such lists, to publishers in setting reference standards for their authors and editors, and to librarians and others in formatting bibliographic citations.

Chicago Manual of Style (17th Edition)

Chicago Style is most often used in the disciplines of history and religion.

UMKC Writing Studio