This LibGuide is to provide an overview and current awareness of resources and services available to faculty and students of the USF Health Physician Assistant program.
Whether you are new to medical writing or experienced, these are a few resources you may find useful to help you complete your next writing project.
is an online consulting service that works much like USF's in-person Writing Studio, with a real person reviewing your work and answering your questions. [Logo link opens in new window].
EndNote is a software program that works with Microsoft Word to automatically format in-text citations and end-of-paper reference lists with your chosen style. EndNote allows you to manage your own personal database and .pdfs of relevant papers and references, and automatically reformat citation styles with one click. Preview what EndNote can do.
The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the reliability and value of published health research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting guidelines. More than 300 guidelines for quantitative and qualitative research study types are available as are numerous additional resources for scientific writing.
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) developed these recommendations to review best practice and ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of research and other material published in medical journals, and to help authors, editors, and others involved in peer review and biomedical publishing create and distribute accurate, clear, reproducible, unbiased medical journal articles.
This style guide provides rules and examples for creating references for a wide variety of sources. It does not discuss creating superscript citations or writing style. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) created and maintains this guide. It is available free and no log in is required. This is the citation style adopted by the College of Pharmacy.
The American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors is an online, searchable guide on creating a manuscript. Topics covered include: authorship, terminology, quantitation, and preferred usage.