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PubMed’s Single Citation Matcher 

Quickly verify an article’s reference using just a few pieces of information: journal title, author name, volume, page number or title keywords.

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Author Instructions

ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals 

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to journals.


Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences 

Links to the “Instructions for Authors” pages of more than 3,500 biomedical journals. You can either browse the alphabetical journal list or search the database.

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Author Keywords/MeSH

Suggestions for authors’ keywords 

The National Library of Medicine tips for using the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser  browser to identify appropriate author-assigned keywords.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright and Software 

This very informative site answers questions on how copyright applies to federal employees. It is written by CENDI, an interagency working group of federal Scientific and Technical Information Managers.


TEACH: ToolKit 

NC State’s online tutorial for understanding the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act.

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Journal Information

All that JAS—Journal Abbreviation Sources 

A registry of Web resources that list or provide access to the full title of journal abbreviations.


Journals Indexed in ISI’s Web of Science 

Search by journal name or browse an alphabetical list.


List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus: 

Lists the 3,923 journals indexed in Index Medicus (Medline) by title, abbreviated title, subject/discipline and country of publication. The document is available as a PDF.


List of Serials Indexed for Online Users 

Contains 10,192 serial titles—including 4,579 titles currently indexed for MEDLINE—cited alphabetically by abbreviated title, followed by full title.


PubMed Journals Database 

Locate a complete journal title using the abbreviation or an abbreviation using the title.

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Style Manuals

APA Style Resources 

Organized links to various “crib sheets” for using the APA style.


Citing Electronic Resources 

Links to various Web sites offering advice on how to cite electronic resources.


NLM Style Guide 

Citing Medicine aids authors in how to cite 26 types of publications, from articles and books to poster sessions and online reports. Numerous examples are provided that illustrate the citation guideline.


US Government Printing Office Style Manual 

Since 1894, the US GPO Style Manual has guided the form and style of government printing.

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