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Writing in the Medical Sciences: Citation Ethics, Styles & Software

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VTCSOM students and faculty now can use iThenticate to check for plagiarism prior to submitting an article to a journal for publication.‚Äč

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Style Guides

There are thousands of different citation styles out there.  Choosing one depends on where you are submitting your work.  Make sure to carefully follow any citation guidelines and be aware that the chosen citation style may also impact other sections of your paper's format.   

Grammar and Style

The following resources are helpful for using proper grammar and spelling of medical terms.

Citation Management Software

VTCSOM Writing in the Medical Science Guide - Credits MSU Libraries

Thank you,  Iris Kovar-Gough and Abraham Wheeler, MSU Health Sciences Librarians, for granting us permission to adapt your guide!

MSU Libraries’ Health Sciences Group. “Writing in the Medical Sciences.” Michigan State University Libraries. Michigan State University. N.d. Web.