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Writing Guides, Style Manuals and the Publication Process in the Biological and Health Sciences
Table of Contents:

Writing Guides
  • Books
    • Books available on the topic of Medical Writing
      http://primo.lib.umn.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=0&vl%28drStartYear2%29=Year&vl%285573646UI2%29=00&tab=article_discovery&dstmp=1388680953016&vl%285573648UI2%29=Year&srt=rank&vl%285573644UI2%29=00&mode=Advanced&vl%281UIStartWith1%29=contains&indx=1&tb=t&vl%28D5573650UI1%29=any&vl%28freeText0%29=medical%20writing&vid=TWINCITIES&fn=search&vl%285573647UI2%29=00&vl%28D5573650UI0%29=sub&frbg=&ct=search&dum=true&vl%281UIStartWith0%29=contains&Submit=Search&vl%285573645UI2%29=00&vl%28freeText1%29=
      Catalog search results on the topic of medical/healthcare writing
    • Books available on the topic of Publishing
      http://primo.lib.umn.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?ct=facet&rfnGrpCounter=3&dscnt=0&fctN=facet_rtype&vl%28drStartYear2%29=Year&rfnGrp=1&fctV=books&vl%285573646UI2%29=00&tab=article_discovery&dstmp=1388681060710&srt=rank&vl%285573648UI2%29=Year&vl%285573644UI2%29=00&mode=Advanced&vl%281UIStartWith1%29=contains&indx=1&tb=t&rfnGrpCounter=1&vl%28D5573650UI1%29=any&vl%28freeText0%29=publishing&fn=search&vid=TWINCITIES&vl%285573647UI2%29=00&vl%28D5573650UI0%29=sub&frbg=&ct=facet&dum=true&vl%281UIStartWith0%29=contains&Submit=Search&vl%285573645UI2%29=00&vl%28freeText1%29=&fctIncV=TBIOM&mulIncFctN=facet_domain&rfnIncGrp=3
      Catalog search results on the topic of medical/healthcare publishing
    • Books available on the topic of Authorship
      http://primo.lib.umn.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=0&vl%28drStartYear2%29=Year&vl%285573646UI2%29=00&tab=article_discovery&dstmp=1388681158735&srt=rank&vl%285573648UI2%29=Year&vl%285573644UI2%29=00&mode=Advanced&vl%281UIStartWith1%29=contains&indx=1&tb=t&vl%28D5573650UI1%29=sub&vl%28freeText0%29=authorship&vid=TWINCITIES&fn=search&vl%285573647UI2%29=00&vl%28D5573650UI0%29=sub&frbg=&ct=search&dum=true&vl%281UIStartWith0%29=contains&Submit=Search&vl%285573645UI2%29=00&vl%28freeText1%29=medical
      Catalog search results on the topic of medical/healthcare authorship
    • Books available on the topic of Data Display
      http://primo.lib.umn.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=0&vl%28drStartYear2%29=Year&vl%285573646UI2%29=00&tab=article_discovery&dstmp=1388681204411&vl%285573648UI2%29=Year&srt=rank&vl%285573644UI2%29=00&mode=Advanced&vl%281UIStartWith1%29=contains&indx=1&tb=t&vl%28D5573650UI1%29=sub&vl%28freeText0%29=data%20display&vid=TWINCITIES&fn=search&vl%285573647UI2%29=00&vl%28D5573650UI0%29=sub&frbg=&ct=search&dum=true&vl%281UIStartWith0%29=contains&Submit=Search&vl%285573645UI2%29=00&vl%28freeText1%29=
      Catalog search results on the topic of data display
    • Books available on the topic of Research Methods
      http://primo.lib.umn.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?ct=facet&fctN=facet_rtype&fctV=books&rfnGrp=1&rfnGrpCounter=1&dscnt=0&vl%28drStartYear2%29=Year&vl%28D5573650UI0%29=sub&scp.scps=scope%3A%28TWINCITIES%29%2Cprimo_central_multiple_fe&vl%285573646UI2%29=00&tab=article_discovery&dstmp=1388681371781&vl%285573648UI2%29=Year&vl%285573644UI2%29=00&ct=didym&mode=Advanced&vl%281UIStartWith1%29=contains&indx=1&vl%281UIStartWith0%29=contains&vl%28D5573650UI1%29=sub&vl%285573645UI2%29=00&vl%28freeText0%29=research%20methodology%20&fn=search&vid=TWINCITIES&vl%285573647UI2%29=00
      catalog search results on the topic of research methods or methodology.
  • Internet Resources
    • Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
      http://www.grammarbook.com/
      This popular book is an indispensable and entertaining guide for writers, proofreaders, editors, managers, clerical staff, teachers, and students. Use this site to find the answers to your questions concerning proper English grammar and punctuation.
    • Elements of Style Online
      http://www.bartleby.com/141/
      The electronic version of the classic work by William Strunk, Jr. that includes rules of grammar and usage, principles of composition, and commonly misused and misspelled words.
    • Guide to grammar & writing
      http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
      Maintained by Charles Darling, Professor of English at Capital Community College, Hartford CT. Includes sections on words & sentences; paragraphs; essays & research papers; peripheral & PowerPoint. Check the Index to find more "online resources."
    • Harvard Guide to Using Sources
      http://usingsources.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do
      From the Expository Writing Program. Covers integrating sources into a paper; misuse of sources and when/when not to cite.
    • How to publish in top journals
      http://www.roie.org/how.htm
      This brief manual provides useful suggestions for today's authors. By Kwan Choi, Editor, RIE.
    • Mayfield Handbook of Technical & Scientific Writing
      http://www.mhhe.com/mayfieldpub/tsw/home.htm
      Authors: Leslie C. Perelman, Edward Barrett, and James Paradis ; ESL Consultant: Erika Mitchell

      The Web-based version of The Mayfield Handbook of Scientific and Technical Writing is the result of more than ten years of collaborative development at MIT. The Handbook is the first hypertextual reference work designed specifically for technical and scientific writing. MIT authors Leslie Perelman, James Paradis, and Edward Barrett offer information and advice on grammar and usage, strategies for planning and producing documents, and common document formats and citation styles.

    • Online Grammar Handbook
      http://www.umn.edu/~jewel001/grammar/
      "21 chapters of web links to writing, grammar, punctuation & research inclucing links to arguments, literature & sample student papers of many types."
    • Student Writing Guide: University of Minnesota
      http://writing.umn.edu/sws/assets/pdf/2010swg.pdf
      Center for Writing.

      -Reading, research & writing strategies; - U Writing requirements; - Writing resources & more ...

      Revised ed., 2010

    • The Unofficial guide for authors (or how to produce research articles worth citing)
      http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/the-unofficial-guide-for-authors-or-how-to-produce-research-articles-worth-citing--pbLBNA22191/downloads/LB-NA-22191-EN-C/LBNA22191ENC_002.pdf?FileName=LBNA22191ENC_002.pdf&SKU=LBNA22191ENC_PDF&CatalogueNumber=LB-NA-22191-EN-C
      guide by Tomislav Hengl & Mike Gould (2006). Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

      Freely downloadable guide that covers in 54 pages all aspects of scientific writing.

    • Writing Guides
      http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/
      From Colorado State University. Covers the writing process, types of documents, researching sources and using sources.
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Checklists and Other Tools
  • Equator Network :Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research
    hhttp://www.equator-network.org/
    The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to enhance reliability of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies.

    The Library for health research reporting provides an up-to-date collection of guidelines and policy documents related to health research reporting. These are aimed mainly at authors of research articles, journal editors, peer reviewers and reporting guideline developers. Also included are guidelines under development.

  • CONSORT Statement 2010
    http://www.consort-statement.org/consort-statement/
    "CONSORT comprises a checklist and flow diagram to help improve the quality of reports of randomized controlled trials. It offers a standard way for researchers to report trials. The checklist includes items, based on evidence, that need to be addressed in the report; the flow diagram provides readers with a clear picture of the progress of all participants in the trial, from the time they are randomized until the end of their involvement. The intent is to make the experimental process more clear, flawed or not, so that users of the data can more appropriately evaluate its validity for their purposes."
    • MOOSE Checklist
      http://www.consort-statement.org/resources/downloads/other-instruments/moose-statement-2000pdf/
      Meta-analysis of Observational Studies (MOOSE)
    • STARD Initiative
      http://www.stard-statement.org/
      Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD)
    • STROBE
      http://www.strobe-statement.org/
      "STROBE stands for an international, collaborative initiative of epidemiologists, methodologists, statisticians, researchers and editors involved in the conduct and dissemination of observational studies, with the common aim of STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology."
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Style Manuals - Health Sciences
  • ACS Style (American Chemical Society)
    • Books
    • Internet Resources
      • ACS Style Guidelines
        http://chemistry.library.wisc.edu/writing/acs-style-guidelines.html#print-editions
        UW-Madison Chemistry Library
  • AMA Style (American Medical Association)
    • Books
      • AMA manual of style: a guide for authors and editors
        Sect. 1. Preparing an article for publication. Types of articles -- Manuscript preparation -- References -- Visual presentation of data -- Ethical and legal considerations -- Editorial assessment and processing -- Sect. 2. Grammar -- Punctuation -- Plurals -- Capitalization -- Correct and preferred usage -- Non-english words, phrases, and accent marks -- Medical indexes -- Sect. 3. Terminology. Abbreviations -- Nomenclature -- Eponyms -- Greek letters --Sect. 4. Measurement and Quantitation. Units of measure -- Numbers and percentages -- Study design and statistics -- Mathematical composition -- Sect. 5. Technical information. Typography -- Manuscript editing and proofreading -- Glossary of publishing terms -- Resources. Rev. ed. of: American Medical Association manual of style. 9th ed. c1998.
        • Location(s): TC Bio-Medical Library Reference WZ345 A511 2007
        • Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability http://prime2.oit.umn.edu:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?fn=display&vid=TWINCITIES&doc=umn_aleph004931795
    • Internet Resources
      • AMA citation style
        http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ama%20citation%20guide&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CEoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww4.samford.edu%2Fschools%2Fpharmacy%2Fdic%2Famaquickref07.pdf&ei=krEuUPj7EbSvygHe4YDIBA&usg=AFQjCNFa54zwL-75KIq8dMByD3yVq5OrVw
        Samford University, Birmingham, AL
      • AMA style guide
        http://libraries.evansville.edu/style/ama.html
        University of Evansville
      • AMA Style Stat!
        http://www.docstyles.com/amastat.htm
        From docstyle.com; Dr. Abel Scribe's Guide to Research Style and Documentation
  • APA Style (American Psychological Association)
    • Books
      • Concise rules of APA style
        1. Concise and bias-free writing -- 2. Punctuation, spelling, and capitalization -- 3. Italicizing and abbreviating -- 4. Numbers, metrication, and statistics -- 5. Tables -- 6. Figures -- 7. Footnotes and appendixes -- 8. Quotations, reference citations in text, and reference list -- 9. Reference examples.
        • Location(s): Bio-Medical Library Reference WZ345 C743 2010; Magrath Library Reference BF76.7 .C66 2010
        • Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability http://prime2.oit.umn.edu:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?fn=display&vid=TWINCITIES&doc=umn_aleph005489601
      • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
        The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration.
        • Location(s): Bio-Medical Library Reference WZ345 P976 2010
      • Writing with style: APA style made easy
        Introduction: the laypeople and you -- Some generalizations about how psychologists write -- Preparing the introduction section and the literature review paper -- Preparing the method section -- Preparing the results section -- Preparing the discussion section -- Preparing the abstract -- Preparing the references section -- Preparing a title page and formatting your manuscript -- Grooming tips for psychology papers -- Preparing a presentation -- Wrapping it up.
        • Location(s): TC Bio-Medical Library BF76.8 S998w 2008
        • Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability http://prime2.oit.umn.edu:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?fn=display&vid=TWINCITIES&doc=umn_aleph004958880
    • Internet Resources
      • APA Lite for College Papers
        http://www.docstyles.com/apalite.htm
        From docstyles.com by Dr. Abel Scribe's Guide to Research Style and Documentation
      • APA Style
        http://library.nmu.edu/guides/userguides/style_apa.htm
        From the Lydia M. Olson Library, Northern Michigan University

        Covers all reference formats. Includes new 2007 Electronic Reference formats: " Referencing online journal articles and some other materials has changed to emphasize using an assigned DOI (digital object identifier). Date of retrieval is no longer included for materials that are unlikely to be changed or updated (PDF/page images). "

      • APA Tutorial
        http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/tutorials/apatutorial/tutorialindex.html
        A tutorial of APA style, 5th ed., from the University of Southern Mississippi
      • The Basics of APA Style
        http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx
        From the American Psychological Association.

        This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.

  • CSE Style (Council of Science Editors)
    • Books
    • Internet Resources
      • CSE Style Guide
        http://library.osu.edu/help/research-strategies/cite-references/cse/
        Ohio State University
      • Sciences: documenting sources
        http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch11_o.html
        From Research & Documentation Online. This section covers CBE number system, reference list, manuscript format and samples pages.
  • Harvard Style
    • Harvard Citation Style
      http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/docs/380/49275/Harvard_LibGuide_-_All_Examples_PDF.pdf
      University of Western Australia
    • Harvard Referencing
      http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/services/ref/harvard.shtml
      University of Canterbury
  • NLM Style (National Library of Medicine)
    • Books
    • Internet Resources
      • Citing Medicine: the NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.
        http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=citmed.TOC&depth=2
        2nd ed., 2007

        "Citing Medicine gives information on constructing citations at three levels:

        • 1. Diagrammed Citation - Many people need to format a non-complex citation and want to know how to format a citation, without learning why it should be structured that way. The picture of the sample citation and the broad guidelines (what we're calling the Introduction) will be enough for many people in this group.
        • 2. General Rules and Examples - A smaller number of people will need to view the General Rules and Examples sections to get more information. They either will have a specific problem to solve or their work requires them to build a general knowledge of citation that they can later apply to specific cases. For this group we lay out why citations are structured the way they are and show them what types of citations exist (Examples) and what special, difficult cases they may encounter (Specific Rules).
        • 3. Specific Rules - A yet smaller number of people will need to enter the Specific Rules section to solve a specific problem, such as handling non-English citations.
  • Vancouver Style (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors)
    • Books
    • Internet Resources
      • Vancouver style
        http://guides.lib.monash.edu/content.php?pid=346637&sid=3171016
        Monash University Library
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Other Citation Guides & Styles
  • Citing OMIM
    http://omim.org/help/faq#1.8
    How to cite Onine Mendelian Inheritance in Man references.
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/5227
    The standard work and most comprehensive of the style manuals. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by new technologies, use the latest methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources.
  • DocsCite
    http://www.asu.edu/lib/hayden/govdocs/docscite/docscite.htm
    DocsCite is a step-by-step guide to putting government publication citations into proper APA or MLA style format. From the Arizona State University Libraries.
  • Guidelines for Scientific Publishing
    http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/icsu/guidelines.pdf
    International Council for Science (ICSU). Committee on Dissemination of Scientific Information. 3rd ed. 1999
  • ISO 690:2010 Information and documentation -- Bibliographic references - Content, form and structure
    International Standard that specifies the elements to be included in bibliographic references to published monographs and serials, to chapters, articles, etc. in such publications and to patent documents. ISO 690-2 covers electronic resources.
    • ISO 690:2010
      http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_ics/catalogue_detail_ics.htm?csnumber=43320
      Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources
    • ISO 690-2
      http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=iso%20690-2&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CFcQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmuseodeltraje.mcu.es%2Fdownloads%2FINTERNATIONAL_STANDARD_ISO-690-2.pdf&ei=e7wuULTiJcX5ygG07IAg&usg=AFQjCNE_XlFeF5zJxWsLY6V3FYHV-rwxKg
      Excerpts
  • National Center for Health Statistics
  • Technical Writing (Reports)
    • A Guide to Technical Report Writing
      http://www.theiet.org/students/resources/technicalreport.cfm?type=pdf
      written by Joan van Emden, now Senior Consultant at the Jove Centre (an IET Endorsed Training Provider) and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Reading, and the late Jennifer Easteal, who lectured in Mathematics at Salisbury College. IET ( Institute of Engineering and Technology), 2012. 18 p.
    • Guidelines for the production of scientific and technical reports: how to write and distribute grey literature
      http://www.glisc.info/
      GLISC: Grey Literature International Steering Committee.

      In an effort to enhance quality and standardization in the production of Grey Literature, members of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) in Rome, Italy prepared the initial draft of these Guidelines referred to as the "Nancy Style". The proposal was formally presented during the Seventh International Conference on Grey Literature held in Nancy, France in December 2005.

    • Technical Report Writing
      http://grcpublishing.grc.nasa.gov/Editing/vidcover.CFM
      NASA Technical Memorandum 105419. Carol A. Vidoli, Lewis Research Center.
  • University of Minnesota "Brand"
    https://www.ur.umn.edu/brand/index.php
    Web-page that contains links to U of M logos, suggested style manual, templates and more.
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Instructions for Authors
  • Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences.
    http://mulford.meduohio.edu/instr/
    These pages provide links to Web sites which provide instructions to authors for over 3,500 journals in the health and life sciences. All links are to "primary sources" - that is, to publishers and organizations with editorial responsibilities for the titles. Maintained by the Raymon H. Mulford Library, Medical College of Ohio.
  • SHERPA/RoMEO
    http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.php
    Publisher copyright policies and self-archiving.

    This site can be used to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement. Searchable by journal title or publisher name. Can also be browsed by RoMEO colors, which differentiate between different archiving policies.

    • green: can archive pre-print and post-print
    • blue: can archive post-print
    • yellow: can archive pre-print
    • white: archiving not formally supported
    • Code of Conduct
      http://regents.umn.edu/sites/default/files/policies/Code_of_Conduct.pdf
    • Openness In Research Policy
      http://www.policy.umn.edu/Policies/Research/OPENRESEARCH.html
      All research conducted at the University by University faculty, staff, students, visiting researchers, and volunteers must conform to Board of Regents Policy: Openness in Research.
      • Openness In Research
        http://regents.umn.edu/sites/default/files/policies/Openness_in_Research.pdf
        Policy
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NIH Public Access Policy
  • NIH Public Access Policy
    http://publicaccess.nih.gov/policy.htm
    Information on
    • Journals that [automatically]submit to PubMed Central
    • submission policies
    • frequently asked questions
    • policy details
      • PMID : PMCID Converter
        http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/pmctopmid
        If an article is in PubMed and in PMC, it will have both a PubMed ID (PMID) and a PMC ID. Use this converter to translate one type of ID to the other.
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Open Access Publishing
  • BioMed Central
    http://www.biomedcentral.com/
    BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 257 peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine.
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS)
    http://www.plos.org/
    Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a nonprofit publisher, membership, and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
  • PubMed Central
    http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/
    PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
  • SHERPA
    http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/
    SHERPA is investigating issues in the future of scholarly communication. It is developing open-access institutional repositories in universities to facilitate the rapid and efficient worldwide dissemination of research.
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Journal Information
  • Genamics JournalSeek: Medicine
    http://journalseek.net/med.htm
    Genamics JournalSeek is the largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the internet. Presently contains 60,458 titles. Journal information includes the description (aims and scope), journal abbreviation, journal homepage link, subject category and ISSN.
  • JANE: Journal/Author Name Estimator
    http://biosemantics.org/jane/index.php
    JANE helps authors find journals to submit articles to, similar papers to cite or helps editors locate potential reviewers.

    From the website: Just enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'. Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in Medline to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.

    JANE first searches for the 50 articles that are most similar to your input. For each of these articles, a similarity score between that article and your input is calculated. The similarity scores of all the articles belonging to a certain journal or author are summed to calculate the confidence score for that journal or author. The results are ranked by confidence score. Created by the Biosemantics Group (www.biosemantics.org)

  • PubMed Journal Database
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals
    Search by title keyword or part of a word. Provides MEDLINE journal abbreviation, complete journal title, publisher and ISSN. Also has link to webpage containing list of PubMed journals that provide links to full text articles (all full-text, not just free full text)
  • SCImago Journal & Country Rank
    http://www.scimagojr.com/index.php
    A portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains. This platform takes its name from the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicatorpdf, developed by SCImago from the widely known algorithm Google PageRank™. This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the Scopus® database from 1996.
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2516
    Lists information for over a quarter-million serial records such as newspapers, popular and trade magazines, and academic and scholarly journals. Includes active, ceased, and forthcoming publications. Search by title, subject and more.
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Dictionaries / Acronyms / Abbreviations
  • Acronym Finder.com
    http://www.acronymfinder.com/
    Searchable database of more than 317,000 abbreviations and acronyms about computers, technology, telecommunications, and military acronyms and abbreviations
  • Online Biology Dictionary
    http://www.macroevolution.net/biology-dictionary.html#.UE44v4GwVJk
    Online Biology Dictionary is a free, concise, illustrated dictionary of biology and medicine.

    Macrovolution.net is a website focusing on biology and evolutionary theory.

  • A Dictionary of units of measurement.
    http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/
    Besides metric and other units of measurement, covers Apgar scoring, Glasgow coma scale, SI units for medical data and nutritional daily values.
  • Industry Specific Dictionaries
    http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/index.html
    YourDictionary.com. Links to many general & industry specific dictionaries.
  • Medi-Lexicon
    http://www.pharma-lexicon.com/
    Over 70,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical & healthcare acronyms and abbreviations.
  • Multilingual glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine european languages
    http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/welcome.html
    -an English dictionary of 1,830 medical terms, frequently used in written drug information - nine glossaries of 1830 scientific and popular medical terms, one in each of the nine official languages of the European Union. - an electronic database of the dictionary and glossaries - a user-friendly software interface as an Internet application, installed at the World-Wide Web server of the University of Gent, Belgium
  • Veterinary abbreviations and acronyms
    http://www.library.uiuc.edu/vex/vetabbrev.htm
    This list focuses on abbreviations and acronyms commonly used in veterinary practice and supplements the standard and widely available reference sources such as Gale's Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary. It is intended for use by veterinary students, researchers, practitioners, and librarians. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Medicine Library
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Plagiarism
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_plagiar.html
    From the OWL Onine Writing Lab, Purdue University.
  • Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: a guide to ethical writing.
    http://ori.hhs.gov/avoiding-plagiarism-self-plagiarism-and-other-questionable-writing-practices-guide-ethical-writing
    Office of Research Integrity. US Department of Health & Human Services.

    he purpose of this module is to help students, as well as professionals, identify and prevent questionable practices and to develop an awareness of ethical writing. This guide was written by Miguel Roig, PhD, from St. Johns University with funding from ORI.

  • Plagiarism: As Explained By Common Craft
    http://www.commoncraft.com/video/plagiarism
    Commoncraft.com

    While Plagiarism can be intentional, it is more often caused by misunderstanding. Avoiding it means understanding the role of intellectual property and what makes plagiarism wrong. This video teaches:

  • Why giving credit to others is necessary
  • A definition of plagiarism
  • Steps to avoiding plagiarism
  • Types of ideas and media that can be plagiarized
  • What is Plagiarism?
    http://gervaseprograms.georgetown.edu/honor/system/53377.html
    Georgetown University
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Copyright Guidelines
  • Copyright Tools
    From the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology
    • Digital Copyright Slider
      http://www.librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/
      An interactive tool to help determine whether or not a work is protected by copyright or not. Set the arrow at the correct date and read the information is the windows
    • Section 108 Spinner
      http://librarycopyright.net/108spinner/
      Use your mouse to turn the wheel chart to the desired section. Helps determine whether or not a particular reproduction is covered by Section 108
  • Creative Commons
    http://creativecommons.org/
    Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that offers flexible copyright licenses for creative works.
  • Copyright & Fair Use
    http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/
    Prepared by Stanford University Libraries this is a very useful site.
  • Copyright Clearance Center
    http://www.copyright.com/
    Here you can get permission to reproduce copyrighted content such as articles and book chapters in your journals, photocopies, coursepacks, library reserves, Web sites, e-mail and more.
  • Copyright Crash Course
    http://www.lib.utsystem.edu/copyright/
    The Copyright Crash Course Online Tutorial will help you learn about how ownership of copyrighted materials works, what is fair use and when and how to get permission to use someone else's materials.
  • Copyright Information and Education (U of M Libraries)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/
    The site of the University of Minnesota Libraries' Copyright Information and Education Initiative, which supports an informed and educated University community on matters of copyright and its application in teaching, research, and scholarship. Includes tools such as a Fair Use Analysis Tool and Copyright Decision Map.
  • Copyright: an overview
    http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/copyright.html
    This is a section of a larger main site covering all aspects of the law from the Cornell Law School (http://www.law.cornell.edu/). It is from the "Law about. . . " section of the main site.
  • Copyright Permissions Office, U of M
    http://www.copyright.umn.edu/home.htm
    This office, secures permission for copyrighted materials use for instructional or other academic purposes by U of M faculty and staff. Photocopying guidelines are also provided.
  • A Fair(y) Use Tale
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo
    YouTube video that uses clips from Disney films to illustrate the concept of "Fair Use."
  • United States Copyright Office
    http://www.copyright.gov/
    Key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; news of what the Office is doing, including business-process reengineering plans, Congressional testimony and press releases, regulations; a link to online copyright records cataloged since 1978; and much more.


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