Style Guides and Manuals
Manuals of style provide advice about organizing and writing your paper, as well as formatting citations and endnotes.
- AMA Manual of Style (American Medical Association)
Full text of the 10th edition with extensive search and browse options, policy updates made in real time, an SI conversion calculator, learning and training resources, monthly commentary, and personalization options.
- Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 2nd edition
- How to Report Statistics in Medicine
- How to Write, Publish and Present in the Health Professions
- Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences (University of Toledo)
Links to the instructions for authors of over 3,500 journals in the health and life sciences, compiled by the librarians of the University of Toledo.
- Manual of Scientific Style
Most bibliographic management software will also automatically format your endnotes and paper to suit the requirements of a particular publisher. Help is available on our citation management guide. The Library's RefWorks and F1000Workspace subscriptions are free to Jeffersonians:
And just for fun, visit Strunk & White’s Elements of Style to see the classic 1918 manual for writers of term papers.
Visit the Service Desk on the 2nd floor of Scott Memorial Library or the 4th floor stacks at call number WZ 345 for manuals from the American Psychological Association (APA), the Council of Scientific Writers (CSE), the Government Printing Office (GPO), American Chemical Society (ACS) and more.