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Pharmacy: Key Information Resources

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Why should we cite? 

  • Avoid plagiarism.

  • Give credit to others.

  • Provide readers reliable way to locate the sources we used in our work.

  • Establish scholarly credits for ourselves.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Tutorial: See examples and cases of plagiarism; learn tips to avoid plagiarism.
AMA Manual of StyleA guide for anyone involved in medical and scientific publishing.

Citing Medicine: 2nd Edition (The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers): A guide for anyone involved in medical and scientific publishing.

APA Style Guide to Electronic References (6th Edition): APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.

TAMU Citing and Writing LibGuide: Several guides available on different citation styles.

 

Tools to help you cite sources:

  • EndNote is a bibliographic management program, which stores your references and helps you create in-text citations and reference list at the end of the document. EndNote has three versions: 

    1. Desktop version: (free to TAMU faculty and students) need to download to your computer and can be used offline.

    2. EndNote Online: need to create an account so that you can access your references wherever you are and sync your references cross different devices.

    3. iPad app for EndNote: collect references on the go and sync them to your EndNote Library, which requires an EndNote Online account.

  • RefWorks is a web based bibliographic management program, which stores your references and helps you create in-text citations and reference list at the end of the document. It's free to TAMU faculty and students. 

To find reusable images for your posters or presentations, consider four options:

  1. Use images from a site devoted to public domain works, which would allow you to reuse images freely

  2. Use Google Advanced Image Search and select "free to use or share" under "Usage Rights"

  3. Consider images created by the US government (.gov). For example, NIH Image Gallery

  4. Consider images created under Creative Commons or for educational use. For example, Freely Available Images and Multimedia for Educational Use from the Center for Educational Resources, Johns Hopkins University.

MSL has several licensed graphics resources containing images:

Like journal articles, books, reports, web pages, images/graphics also need to be cited properly. You will need to identify the essential elements such as author, date, title, and source. Consult NLM Citing Medicine for rules and examples to cite images

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