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Nutrition: Citing Sources

A guide to finding articles, books, and more for Nutrition.

Citing Sources

It's important to make sure you cite any sources you use in a paper or for a presentation. You're most likely going to encounter APA style in your Nutrition classes, but you might also need to use AMA or another style entirely. Below you'll find some helpful citation resources, tools, and examples. 

APA and AMA Resources

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

Why do you need to cite the sources you've used? Check out this short video from the North Carolina State University Libraries. 

Citation Management Tools

A citation manager is software developed to help record, store, and manipulate bibliographic information (references). Below you'll find links to guides on two major citation management options: Zotero and EndNote Basic. 

Citing Data Sets


Author (Year). Title of data set (Version number) [Description of form]. Retrieved from http://

National Center for Health Statistics. (2018). Leading causes of death: United States [Data file]. Retrieved from

Pew Research Center. (2013). Asian Americans dataset [Data file]. Retrieved from


Author(s), if given (often, no authors are given). Title of the specific item cited (if none is given, use the name of the organization responsible for the site). Name of the Web site. URL [provide URL and verify that the link still works as close as possible to publication]. Published [date]. Updated [date]. Accessed [date].

National Center for Health Statistics. Leading causes of death: United States. Published 2018. Accessed January 8, 2019.