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NURS 7040: Applied Nursing Research - DNP Program: Creating an APA Bibliography

A Note About Full Journal Names in APA

To make sure that full journal titles, not their abbreviations, appear in your APA references, update your Journals Terms List in EndNote before you begin your assignment. 

  • In EndNote, go to Tools > Open Term Lists > Journals Terms List.
  • Highlight the first journal, and press [Ctrl]+A on the keyboard to highlight all the terms
  • Next, press the Delete Term button to the right to empty the list of old terms.
  • Go to the Lists tab at the top, and click on the Import List button.
  • Browse to the Term Lists folder within the EndNote folder, and choose to open the Medical text file

Step-By-Step APA Bibliography

  • In your EndNote Library, select the references you wish to include in your bibliography
  • Next, go to Microsoft Word and click the EndNote toolbar at the top of the screen
  • From the Style drop-down menu, choose Select Another Style, then APA 6th and click OK
  • Under Insert Citation, choose Insert Selected Citation(s)
  • Click on each reference to make sure they turn gray.  The gray indicates that you created the bibliography using EndNote.  
  • The video tutorial on this page shows additional steps for editing your bibliography. 
  • If you need help, please see Jodi Jameson (419.383.5152 or


EndNote LibGuide

For complete details on using EndNote, visit the EndNote LibGuide.

Quick Video Tutorial

Click the image below to see how an APA bibliography is created using EndNote.