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Library Resources to Help You Write Effectively
The Complete Guide to Medical Writing by
Call Number: R119 .C66 2007x (Plummer Library)
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
It explains how to get published, how to write for a particular audience or in a particular media, what the publishing processes are and what the financial rewards might be.
How to Write Your Nursing Dissertation by
Call Number: R119 .H695 2013x (Plummer Library, SMH Staff Library)
Publication Date: 2012-11-05
This book provides a clear guide to writing a winning nursing dissertation. It guides you through the stages of finding and assessing literature to answer a clear dissertation question, and the practical skills of writing and structuring a successful dissertation.
Medical Writing by
Call Number: R119 .T395 2018 (Plummer Library)
Publication Date: 2018-01-09
Comprehensive guide providing instructions for writing and publishing: review articles, case reports, editorials and letters to the editor, book reviews, book chapters, reference books, research protocols, grant proposals, and research reports. This third edition is additionally fully updated to include the intricacies of medical writing and publishing today, with new coverage of: open access, pay to publish and predatory journals, peer review fraud, publication bias, parachute studies, public domain images, and phantom authors.
Medical Writing by
Call Number: R119 .G67 2014 (Plummer Library, Mitchell LRC)
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
Effective communication is the ultimate, but often daunting, purpose of any medical research or review. This book provides the practical information necessary to turn first drafts into concise, unambiguous text, without loss of individuality. Written by a consultant anaesthetist and an experienced medical editor, and also illustrated by an accomplished medical editor, all of whom are sympathetic to the problems and needs of medical writers, this book deals with the basic craft of writing, from choosing the best word or phrase to essential grammar. This expanded fourth edition deals explicitly with the problems of writers whose first language is not English.
Pain-Free Writing for Nurses : a Step-By-Step Approach. by
Call Number: R119 .T67 2020x (Plummer Library, Saint Marys Staff Library)
Publication Date: 2020
Pain-Free Writing for Nurses is an enjoyable but effective primer on writing and will improve your scholarly contributions to the nursing literature.
Publishing Your Medical Research by
Call Number: R119 .B97 2017 (Plummer Library, Mitchell LRC)
Publication Date: 2016-10-05
More than helping you write a paper, this book presents the technical information, invaluable modern advice, and practical tips you need to get your paper accepted for publication.
Successful Academic Writing by
Call Number: P301.5.A27 S56 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-23
Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on.
Successful Scientific Writing by
Call Number: R119 .M28 2008 (Plummer Library)
Publication Date: 2007-10-11
The detailed, practical, step-by-step guide will help students and researchers communicate their work more effectively. Self-help exercises and abundant examples from actual typescripts draw on the authors' extensive experience working both as researchers and with them. This book incorporates topics like as guidelines for successful international publication, ethical and legal issues including plagiarism and falsified data, electronic publication, and text-based talks and poster presentations.
Writing a Biomedical Research Paper by
Call Number: R119 .B83 2009x (Plummer Library)
Publication Date: 2009-01-08
In biomedicine, there is an urgency to get experimental results into print. Engaging writing will make the difference between being published or rejected, or at least it will make the difference between being published upon submission or having to go through a number of revisions (or journals).
Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation by
Call Number: LB2369 .T39 2016 (Plummer Library)
Publication Date: 2015-11-11
This user-friendly guide helps students get started on--and complete--a successful doctoral dissertation proposal by accessibly explaining the process and breaking it down into manageable steps. The author demonstrates how to write each chapter of the proposal, including the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions and hypotheses; literature review; and detailed plan for data collection and analysis.
Writing Basics for the Healthcare Professional by
Call Number: R119 .L47 2007x (Plummer Library)
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
Writing Basics for the Healthcare Professional is based on the writing needs of students in allied health fields. A wide variety of students will benefit from the "can do" approach of this worktext. The answers for most of the exercises are at the end of the text. Proofreading and revision exercises help develop critical thinking skills in writing and a keen eye for written work. Whether English is the student's first language or not, this work text teaches the basic writing skills necessary to communicate effectively in the field.
Writing for Publication in Nursing by
Call Number: RT24 .O35 2019 (Plummer Library)
Publication Date: 2018-06-01
This in-depth resource on writing for nurses―clinicians, graduate students, researchers, and faculty―guides users through the entire process of writing evidence-based research papers and journal articles, disseminating clinical project findings and innovations, and preparing manuscripts for publication. The completely updated fourth edition expands the content on conducting and writing systematic, integrative, and literature reviews; disseminating evidence and writing papers on clinical topics; and reporting quality-improvement studies. It provides new examples of excellent writing from a varied selection of nursing journals. Woven throughout is an explanation of current writing guidelines for research such as CONSORT and PRISMA. Also included are electronic versions of useful forms and updated web resources relevant to each chapter.
Writing High-Quality Medical Publications: a User's Manual. by
Call Number: R119 .G88 2019x (Plummer Library, Saint Marys Staff Library)
Publication Date: 2019
Drawing from the author's distinguished, nearly 30-year career, this comprehensive and supportive guide helps to get your paper accepted. Includes content regarding pivotal principles of quality and biostatistics.
What is Predatory Open Access Publishing?
Predatory Open Access Publishing is the name given to a problem that has recently developed in academic publishing. Some journals now allow authors to pay fees that cover publication costs. These articles can be made freely available to everyone on the internet. This is known as "Open Access" publishing. There are many legitimate Open Access publishers and this process is well established. The problem is that there are also many "predatory" publishers that will charge authors these publication fees and not provide any of the services that legitimate publishers provide, like editing and peer review management. Predatory publishers primarily want to collect the publication fees. Once predatory publishers have collected an author's money and article manuscript, little can be done to retrieve manuscripts and author fees from these non-scholarly publishers.
Instructions for Authors
A journal's website will usually have information for authors, including:
Get Started Writing - Selected Guides from the Literature