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Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences
Literature Review Preparation

These pages have been developed by the staff of the Health Sciences Library of New York Medical College in collaboration with faculty and students of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences. The information is intended to facilitate the submission of high quality theses, particularly to support Plan A Literature Review theses. Students are encouraged to consult their thesis advisors.


Getting Started

Guidelines for Preparing the Master's Literature Review, the Master’s Thesis & the Doctoral Dissertation  the official text that provides information about the requirements of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

GSBMS' Six Steps to Completing Your Literature Review, Thesis or Dissertation and Graduating in May

Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy: The Matrix Method

(Off-campus log in)

Thesis Topic Worksheet: The Green Sheet 

Dissertation Calculator  breaks down the dissertation process into manageable deadlines

Using the Library to Find Information

Beginning Your Research at the Library

HSL Online Tutorials

Connecting to the Library's Electronic Resources from Off Campus

Finding Full Text on the Library's Website

Ordering Books and Articles the Library Does Not Own

Assessing Information

Assessing the Quality of Internet-based Health Information 2004

Evaluating the Literature - Theodore Gaeta, emedicine


Model NYMC Literature Reviews & Theses

Peterson SM, Council of Biology Editors. Editing Science Graphs / [by Shirley M. Peterson]. Reston, Va.: Council of Biology Editors; 1999. Call # W18 P485e 1999


GSBMS Thesis Style Highlights a tip sheet that follows GSBMS Guidelines

AMA Style Highlights a tip sheet on AMA style with examples

Formatting Tables and Figures in AMA Style

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Sample References


Basic Medical Sciences Databases freely available databases that are especially useful to those in the basic medical sciences

Health Sciences Library Databases databases available to those affiliated with New York Medical College


Updated 4/3/13 D. Crooke


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