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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.

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.

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.


TEACH: ToolKit

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

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 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.

Style Manuals

Citing Electronic Resources

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


Copyright Basics

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S.Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.


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.


Purdue University Online Writing Lab for APA Resource Guide

The Purdue Online Writing Lab provides an extensive library of help topics about APA style.


US Government Printing Office Style Manual

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