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Citing Sources of Information: Writing for the Health Sciences

This LibGuide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.

General Writing Resources

Acknowledging Sources / University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

This tutorial is about how to properly cite sources of information.

Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper / Duke University Libraries

This Web site provides a list of examples of how to site specific types of works (journal articles, book chapters, Web pages, etc.) Under each type of work, you will find examples of a citation given in different formats, such as APA, and NLM.

Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences / The University of Toledo

This page, while not focused on writing papers per se, gathers together links to instructions for authors pages for over 3500 journals. Users can search for their journal title by scanning an alphabetical index or by performing a direct search.

Tips for Writing Technical Papers

Jennifer Wisdom, Stanford University

These are highly organized notes from a presentation by one of the instructors from Stanford University’s writing Info Lab. The author presents good, concise advise for writing a paper.

What is an Academic Paper?

Dartmouth Writing Program, Dartmouth College

An academic look at writing papers, from developing a theme/thesis, doing the research, and looking at your paper with a critical eye.

Writing a Research Paper

Purdue University, Online Writing Laboratory (OWL)

This is a really good overview of the process of writing a paper, from start to finish. Users will navigate through various subtopics, listed on the left side of the page.

Writing Research Papers

Rice University, “Experimental Biosciences” course

This site is constructed for a Rice University course on “Experimental Biosciences” and its focus is on scientific or technical writing. There is a discussion on various parts of a paper, as well as a collection of examples of good papers. It discusses analytical and statistical methods as well as citing sources of information.

Writing Technical Articles

Columbia University

This page contains a wealth of information on all aspects of writing up a technical article. It is written in a very practical, concise style and there are many links to useful resources. Additionally, there are links at the bottom of the page to Ph.D. proposal/thesis defense information.


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