Manuals of style provide advice about organizing and writing your paper, as well as formatting citations and endnotes.
- ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication
- AMA Manual of Style (American Medical Association)
Full text of the 11th 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 6,000 journals in the health and life sciences.
- 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 EndNote, RefWorks and Sciwheel 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.
Scott Memorial Library: Book Collection
Visit the Service Desk on the 2nd floor of Scott Memorial Library or the 4th floor stacks for writing resources including the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: the official guide to APA style, 7th Edition and How to write and publish a scientific paper.
- APA 7th Style Blog
The American Psychological Association discusses style issues and addresses common questions.
- Student Writing Center: Resources for Student Writers includes:
- APA 7th Edition Style Brief for Jefferson Students: A Self-Guided Tutorial
- Academic Writing in the Health Sciences
- Academic Integrity, Transparency, & Avoiding Plagiarism
- How to Approach Synthesis in Academic Writing
- A Recipe for Writing Effective Paragraphs
- Understand the Assignment Before You Write
- The Power of Using Bias-Free Language