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Distance Learning

This guide outlines services, resources, tutorials, and helpful tips in support of students enrolled in distance learning programs or online course.

Helpful Writing Guides

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) - A highly recommended source for advice and handouts on writing term papers and resumes, grammar, appropriate documentation of sources, style guides for MLA, APA, etc.

Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism Council of Writing Program Administrators - Statement on Best Practices


More writing support...

View our complete Writing & Publishing guide for additional information on bibliographic ciation managers, plagiarism, what journals are indexed where, and finding citations.

Citation styles

AMA Style (similar to Vancouver)

American Medical Association Manual of Style, 11th edition The 11th edition of the popular writing and citing style manual for authors and editors. Especially written for health professionals and those who write in the health sciences field. The Manual covers all facets of writing, editing, abbreviations and bibliographic citing.

NOTE: The 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style is the current version. The 10th (older) edition can be accessed here.

APA Style

Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format (general guidelines from OWL - Online Writing Lab, Purdue)

American Psychological Association - Electronic References (APA's tips for citing electronic sources)

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. (available in print version only)  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2020. Closed Reserve Collection, 1st Floor. Z 253 A512p 2020 (2-hour use in Library only)

NLM Style Guide

Citation Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (National Library of Medicine)

ICMJE Guidelines ("Vancouver" Style)

Journals Following the ICMJE Recommendations

Samples of Formatted References (ICMJE)

Citing Medicine, 2nd edition

Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals (ICMJE)