Writing Guides - A Bibliography

New York Medical College - Health Sciences Library

Style Manuals
 

1. American Medical Association. (1998). American Medical Association manual ofástyle: A guide for authors and editors (9th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins.
Location: Reference WZ345 A511 1998 AMA Style Highlights

2. American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, D.C.: APA. 
Location: 2 Hour Reserve WZ345 A35 2001áAPA Style Highlights

3. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. (Updated 2001, October). Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. 

4. Patrias, K. (1991). National Library of Medicine recommended formats forábibliographic citation. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services,á Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine Reference Section.
Location: Reference WZ345 P314 1991 

5. Patrias, K. (2001, July). National Library of Medicine Recommended Formats for Bibliographic Citation. Supplement: Internet Formats. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/formats/internet.pdf

How-to Guides

1. Amato, C. J. (2002). The world's easiest guide to using the APA: A user friendly manual for formatting research papers according to the American Psychological Association style guide. (3rd ed.). Corona, CA: Stargazer Publishing.
Location: Reference WZ345 A488w 2002
About the book: A user-friendly tutorial with information needed to use the APA style guide while writing a thesis.
 

2. Ballenger, B. P. (2001). The curious researcher: A guide to writing research papers (3rd ed.) Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
Location: LB 2369 B191c 2001
About the book: In addition to a full explanation of the technical aspects of the research paper, this book shows the writer that good research and lively writing are not mutually exclusive.

3. Barrett, E. (1995, October).  Hints for writing successful NIH grants.  
About the website: Created by a professor from the University of Miami School of Medicine, the site goes through the grant application process section by section.

4. Booth, W.C. et al. (2003). The Craft of research. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Location : Q180.55 M4 B725c 2003

5. Browner, W. S. (1999). Publishing and presenting clinical research. Baltimore, MD:
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Location : WZ345 B884p 1999
About the book: A practical approach to organizing, publishing, and presenting the results of your research using practical examples and checklists.

6. Byrne, D. W. (1998). Publishing your medical research paper: What they don't teach you in medical school.  Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins. 
Location: WZ345 B995p 1998
About the book: Tips on how to plan, collect data, write, edit, and revise your medical research paper.


7. Cone, J.D. and Foster, S.L. (1993). Dissertations and theses from start to finish: Psychology and related fields. Washington, D.C.: APA.  
Location: 3 Day Reserve BF76.5 C747d 1993
About the book: A step by step guide to help graduate students in psychology and related fields manage the thesis and dissertation process from beginning to end.


8. Day, R. A. (1998). How to write and publish a scientific paper (5th ed.). Phoenix, AZ:  Oryx Press.
Location : Reference T11 D274h 1998
About the book: A guide to assist scientists and science students to prepare manuscripts that will have a high probability of being accepted for publication and of being completely understood when published.


9. Garrard, J. (1999). Health sciences literature review made easy; the matrix method.  
Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen. 
Location : 1 Day Reserve W20.5 G238h 1999
About the book: A reference tool to aid students, researchers, and clinicians in conducting a search of the literature using electronic databases, organizing journal articles, choosing topics to abstract, and creating abstracts of the articles.


10. Garson, G. D. (2002). Guide to writing empirical papers, theses, and dissertations. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker.   
Location: WZ345 G243g 2002 
About the book:  This volume provides the student with an enriched 


11. Glatthorn, A. A. (1998). Writing the winning dissertation: A step-by-step guide. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press.
Location: LB2369 G549w 1998
About the book: A practical guide to take you through the planning, writing, and presentation of your dissertation or thesis.


12. Huth, E. J. (1999). Writing and publishing in medicine (3rd ed.). Baltimore, MD:  Williams and Wilkins. 
Location: Reference WZ345 H979w 1999
About the book: The reader is guided from initial composition to publication including reporting on clinical trials, observational studies and reports and lab research.

13. Lang, T. A. and Secic, M. (1997).  How to report statistics in medicine: Annotated guidelines for authors, editors, and reviewers. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians. 
Location : WZ 345 L271h 1997
About the book: Guidelines for presenting statistical results in biomedical journals.

14. Levine, S.J. (1999, September 16). Guide for writing a funding proposal.   
About the website: A guide in chart format to the creation of a funding proposal.

15. Li, X. (1996). Electronic styles: A handbook for citing electronic information (2nd. ed.) Medford, NJ.: Information Today.
Location : Reference WZ345 L5 1996
About the book: Includes citation formats in both APA and MLA style and features many examples of World Wide Web resources. 


16. Mauch, J. E., & Birch, J. W. (1998). Guide to the successful thesis and dissertation: A handbook for students and faculty. New York, NY: M. Dekker. 
Location: LB2369 M447g 1998
About the book: A handbook for students and faculty reflecting the most recent trends in thesis/dissertation preparation and research.


17. Ogden, T. E. (2002). Research proposals: A guide to success (3rd ed.).  New York, NY: 
 Academic Press. 
Location : W20.5 O2 2002   
About the book: A unique guide to the preparation of research proposals from the perspective of the grant reviewer.

18. Reif-Lehrer, L. (1996). The grant application writer's handbook.  Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 
Location : 3 Day Reserve W20.5 R272g 1995
About the book: A guide on how to plan and develop a good proposal, states what reviewers look for in applications and discusses changes at NIH and NSF.


19. Rubens, P. (2001). Science and technical writing: A manual of style (2nd. ed.) New York, NY: Routledge. 
Location : WZ345 S416 2001  
About the book: A guide to the grammar, punctuation, spelling, abbreviations, and terminology used in scientific and technical writing.  


20. School of Public Health. New York Medical College. (2003). Guidelines for preparing the master's thesis.

21. Wilkinson, A. M. (1991). The scientist's handbook for writing papers and dissertations. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 
Location : WZ345 W686 1991
About the book: How to use scientific method and incorporate scientific terminology while writing a scientific paper.


22. Zeiger, M. (2000). Essentials of writing biomedical research papers (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill. 
Location : WZ345 Z46e 2000
About the book: Guidelines on word choice, sentence and paragraph structure and how to construct each section of a research paper.

                                                                                                          Updated by C. Silver 02/24/04

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