Start a Research Project
This page provides a step-by-step description of the process.
This page breaks down the process of conducting a search including; breaking down the topic, identifying search terms, conducting your search, combining terms, and reviewing your results.
The Assignment Calculator breaks down research and writing projects into manageable steps based on your due dates. Each step includes hints and "how-to" links. You can also sign up to get text reminders for each step.
Searching the Literature
Using a citation manager can help you to organize your citations and seamlessly create a bibliography at the end of a research paper or manuscript. You can learn about two of the citations mangers commonly used in the health sciences below.
Zotero is a freely available citation manager that allows you to manage your PDFs and create a database of your own citations by importing references or PDFs. Zotero also has a plug-in for MS Word, LibreOffice, or Google Docs which allows you to format papers and bibliographies.
Using Zotero for the first time? Create an account and download the desktop application to get started. See the videos and learn about how Zotero can help you organize your research with the Zotero guides and tutorials.
EndNote desktop is a computer based, desk-top citation manager that is available for purchase with academic pricing through the University Bookstore.
NLM Citation Style
Citing Medicine provides assistance to authors in compiling lists of references for their publications, to editors in revising such lists, to publishers in setting reference standards for their authors and editors, and to librarians and others in formatting bibliographic citations.