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Why Create a Personal Account?
Many online databases and tools offer their best benefits if you create a personal account. Most will allow you to use some of their functions without a personal account, but if you create one, you can save your progress in tutorials; save articles, bookmarks or even notes that you create; save searches or create automatic new-content alerts for yourself; earn CME/CE credits; renew library books, etc.
To Use a Personal Account :
1st Time Visiting
Later Times Visiting
Instructions for Creating Some Personal Accounts
How to Find full-text articles for a known citation or abstract:
Writing Support & Resources
ATSU Writing Center offers much support and many reference documents about writing and citation.
Purdue OWL Research & Citation Resources offers guidance for research, citation, and writing for both APA and AMA styles.
APA Style Blog offers brief articles about specific citation situations for APA style.
AMA Manual of Style is the complete style guide for AMA style.
DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) are permanent, unique registered identifiers that are required for APA citation of online articles.
Use CrossRef to find DOIs for your citations.
If you need to quickly build an APA or AMA citation, use this utility or your citation manager.
A citation manager, also called a reference or bibliographic management system, is a utility that will allow you to store all of your citations in one personal account and will generate a formatted citation list. ATSU supports several free, portable options.
Avoiding Plagiarism Pitfalls
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