This is a selected guide designed to assist New York Medical College students and others to write
scholarly research papers and /or theses. The e guide should supplement the School’s official thesis preparation guidelines. Please make sure to digest the official Guidelines for Preparing the Master’s Thesis for the School of Public Health and for the School of Basic Medical Sciences. Most of the resources in this guide were selected form the Health Sciences Library’s collection and are available to use. Please contact Judy Gitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, comments, and suggestions.
American Medical Association. (2007). American Medical Association manual of style: A guide for authors and editors (10th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins. Location: Reference WZ345 A511 2007AMA Style
American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, D.C.: APA. Location: 2 Hour Reserve WZ345 A35 2001 APA Style Highlights
K. (1991). National Library of Medicine recommended formats for bibliographic citation. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health
and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine Reference Section. Location: Reference WZ345 P314 1991
K. (2007).Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors,
editors, and publishers. (2nd ed.). Citing
E. (2007). The little brown compact handbook. (6th ed.). New York, NY:
Pearson/Longman. Location: 7 Day Reserve PE1112 A113L 2007
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.).
CA: Stargazer Publishing. Location: Reference WZ345 A488w 2002 About the book: A user-friendly tutorial with
information about the APA style for those writing a thesis.
B. P. (2006). The curious researcher: A guide to writing research
papers (5th ed.)
MA: Allyn and Bacon. Location: 7 Day Reserve LB 2369 B191c 2006
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.
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.
W.C. et al.(2003). The Craft of research.
Chicago Press. Location : Q180.55 M4 B725c 2003
W. S. (2006). Publishing and presenting clinical research.
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Location: WZ345 B884p 2006 About the book: A practical approach to
organizing, publishing, and presenting the results of your research using
practical examples and checklists.
W. (1998). Publishing your medical research paper: What they don't
teach you in medical school.
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.
and Foster, S.L. (2006). Dissertations and theses from start to finish:
Psychology and related fields.
D.C.: APA. Location: 3 Day Reserve BF76.5 C747d 2006
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.
Day, R. A.
(2006). How to write and publish a scientific paper (6th ed.).
Oryx Press. Location: Reference T11 D274h 2006
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.
(2009). Writing literature reviews: a guide for students of the social
and behavioral sciences. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak. Location : WZ345 G182w 2009
About the book: This east-to-follow guide instructs students in the
preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and
dissertations. There are numerous examples from published literature
reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed in this text.
J. (2007). Health sciences literature review made easy; the matrix
method (6th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. Location : 1 Day Reserve W2345 G238h 2007
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.
D. (2002). Guide to writing empirical papers, theses, and dissertations.
Marcel Dekker. Location: WZ345 G243g 2002
A. A. (2005). Writing the winning dissertation: A step-by-step guide.
Corwin Press. Location: LB2369 G549w 2005
About the book: A practical guide to take you through the planning,
writing, and presentation of your dissertation or thesis.
H. (2010). Science research writing for non-native speakers of English.
London: Imperial College Press. Location: WZ345 G549s 2010
About the book: A practical, user-friendly guide which explains how
non-native English speakers can write science research for publication in
et al. (2012). "They say/ I say": the moves that matter in
academic writing: with readings.
York: W.W. Norton & Co. Location: PE1431 G736t 2012
About the book: Demystifies academic writing by identifying its key
rhetorical moves, and provides templates to help students make these key
moves in their own writing.
J. (1999). Writing and publishing in medicine (3rd ed.).
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.
A. (2010). How to write, publish, & present in the health
sciences: A guide for clinicians & laboratory researchers.
Location : WZ 345
About the book: Guidelines and techniques for writing and submitting
scientific articles, preparing drawing, creating abstracts, posters etc.
A. and Secic,
M. (2006). How to report statistics in medicine: Annotated
guidelines for authors, editors, and reviewers.
College of Physicians. Location : WZ 345
About the book: Guidelines for presenting statistical results in
J-L. (2007). Scientific writing 2.0: a reader and writer's guide.
Scientific. Location: T11
About the book: Expanded edition with web resources and DVD.
(1996). Electronic styles: A handbook for citing electronic information
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.
FC, & Irby, BJ. (2008). Writing a
successful thesis or dissertation.: Tips and Strategies for students in
the social and behavioral sciences.Thousand
Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Location: LB2369 L962W 2008
L. A., & McEvoy, B. T. (2009). The Literature review: Six steps to
Corwin Press. Location: WZ345 M149L 2009 About the book: A six-step model offering assistance for selecting a topic,
searching the literature, developing arguments, surveying the literature,
critiquing the literature, and writing the literature review.
J. E., & Birch, J. W. (2003). Guide to the successful thesis and
dissertation: A handbook for students and faculty (5th ed.). New York,
NY: M. Dekker. Location: LB2369 M447g 2003 About the book: A handbook for students and faculty reflecting the most recent
trends in thesis/dissertation preparation and research.
E. (2002). Research proposals: A guide to success (3rd ed.).
Press. Location : W20.5
O2 2002 About the book: A unique guide to the
preparation of research proposals from the perspective of the grant
L. (2005). The grant application writer's handbook.
MA: Jones and
Publishers. Location : 3 Day Reserve W20.5 R361g 2005
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
(2001). Science and technical writing: A manual of style (2nd. ed.)
NY: Routledge. Location : WZ345
About the book: A guide to the grammar, punctuation, spelling,
abbreviations, and terminology used in scientific and technical writing.
E. (2003). Responsible conduct of research. New York, NY: Oxford
University Press Location : 7 Day
Reserve W20.5 S528r 2003
W., White E. B. (1979). The element of style (3rd ed.). New York, NY:
Macmillan. Location : 7 Day
Reserve PE1408S927e 1979
Swales, J.M. and Feak, C.B. (2009). Abstracts and the writings of abstracts.
Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Location: Z695.9 S971a 2009
About the book: Volume 1 of the revised and expanded edition of English in
today's research world.
J.M. and Feak, C.B. (2004). Academic writing
for graduate students: essential tasks and skills (2nd ed.).
Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Location: PE1408 S971a 2004
About the book: Updated edition has an increased range of disciplines and
A. M. (1991). The scientist's handbook for writing papers
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.
M. (2000). Essentials of writing biomedical research papers (2nd ed.).
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.
W. (2006). On writing well: the classic guide to
NY: HarperCollins. Location: PE1429 Z78o 2006
About the book: Warns against common errors in structure, style, and
diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and
writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles.