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Information Resources for Medical Students: Writing & Citing

Writing and Citing Video

Writing and Citing Support

Tips on Scientific Writing

The following books on writing are available through the Health Science Libraries' Catalog:

Style Guides

Be sure you're using the right style to cite your references.  Check out these guides:

Reporting Guidelines

The EQUATOR network - Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research.  Hosted by the University of Oxford, it collects guidelines and policy documents related to health research reporting. Including such study types as:

  • Randomized trials
  • Observational studies
  • Systematic reviews
  • Case reports
  • Qualitative research
  • Diagnostic/prognostic studies
  • Quality improvement studies

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools allow you to collect, organize, and format your references.  Some available tools include:


EndNote Web:  Also known as EndNote Basic or EndNote Online, this web-based resource is available with free registration through the UF libraries.  Import citations directly from many databases.


EndNote:  The gold-standard of bibliographic management, this desktop tool is available for purchase.  Import citations directly from many databases and synchronize with your EndNote Web account.


Zotero: This Firefox extension is available for free download.  Work from within your web-browser to import citations from the web, tag and search them.


Mendeley: This is a free resource, available as a desktop download, web application, and mobile application.  Focuses on reading, annotating, and sharing PDFs.

Publishing & Open Access

Writing Literature Reviews and Research Papers

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