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Writing Portal

This portal covers the process, mechanics, and ethics of scholarly writing, including various citation styles. Graduate students may also want to refer to the Dissertation and Thesis Preparation Portal.

To assist you with your writing project, the Library offers free literature searches to affiliated users, as well as classes and individual training sessions on database searching and EndNote.

Academic Misconduct & Plagiarism

UT Southwestern strives to create a campus culture that promotes adherence to high ethical standards in the conduct of research and academic activities. For more information, please refer to the UT Southwestern Handbook of Operating Procedures, Chapter 2 General Administrative Policies & Procedures (Section 2.13 Misconduct or Fraud in Research, p. 71).

   Academic Dishonesty, 2001 (eBooks on EBSCOhost) [Electronic Book]
   Academic Dishonesty: An Educator’s Guide, 2002 (eBooks on EBSCOhost) [Electronic Book]
   Crisis on Campus: Confronting Academic Misconduct, 2002 (eBooks on EBSCOhost) [Electronic Book]
   Ethical Issues in Biomedical Publication, 2000 (eBooks on EBSCOhost) [Electronic Book]
   Plagiarism
   Plagiarism in Graduate Medical Education
   Plagiarism: Alchemy and Remedy in Higher Education, 2007 (eBooks on EBSCOhost) [Electronic Book]
   Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It
   Psychology of Academic Cheating, 2007 (ScienceDirect) [Electronic Book]

Electronic Books

The following is a selected list of electronic books on academic writing and English grammar. The Library has access to many additional electronic books related to writing in its eBooks on EBSCOhost collection. eBooks on EBSCOhost is searchable by full-text, title, author, keyword, and subject.

   Scientific Writing 2.0: A Reader and Writer's Guide, 2011 (ProQuest Ebook Central) [Electronic Book]
   Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language: A Handbook for Supervisors, 2007 (eBooks on EBSCOhost) [Electronic Book]

Style Manuals

   AMA Manual of Style (Oxford University Press)
   Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 2nd ed., 2007 (NCBI) [Electronic Book]
   Manual of Scientific Style: A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers, 2008 (ScienceDirect) [Electronic Book]
   NCBI Style Guide, 2004- (NCBI Bookshelf) [Electronic Book]
   Samples of Formatted References for Authors of Journal Articles (ICMJE Recommendations)

Web Resources

   Common Errors in English Usage
   Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
   Handouts - Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill
   Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences
   Publishing Your Research 101 (American Chemical Society)
   Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE)
   Retraction Watch
   Science of Scientific Writing
   Starting a Career in Science Writing
   UW-Madison Writing Center Writer's Handbook
   Who Is Citing Your Articles?
   Writing a Successful Grant Proposal (Minnesota Council on Foundations)