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Writing and Publishing Tools

Citation Style Guides
Information for document, citation and reference list formatting that cover the American Psychological Association (APA) , the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the Chicago Manual Of Style document formatting styles.

Citation Builder
From North Carolina State University Libraries, this resource lets you "build" your own citations in MLA, APA, or CBE format by entering information for a book, scholarly article, book chapter or essay, Web site, or personal interview.

EndNote
Free from SLU for faculty, students and staff. Product and download information for this bibliographic management tool.

Reference Manager
Product and ordering information for this bibliographic management tool.

Procite
Product and ordering information for this bibliographic management tool.

Health Services Research/Public Health Journals with Instructions to Authors
Includes information from multiple health related journals about such things as their editorial board, TOCs, and Instructions to Authors. From the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine Department of Health Services.

Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences
Search links to Web sites which provide instructions to authors for over 6,000 journals in the health and life sciences.

Oxford English Dictionary
The OED traces a word's development in the English language from its date of introduction to the present. Contains current meanings and includes entomologies and historic quotations. British focus.

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Purdue University's OWL staff has a number of handouts on all areas of grammar, usage and mechanics, as well as writing. Of particular interest are the handouts on APA format.

Style Guides & Manuals
A compilation of style sites including APA, Chicago Manual, MLA, and Turabian formats.

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals
A source of general guidelines on the format of manuscripts submitted to medical journals. From the American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine.

Statistics Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Links to the principle fact finding agency for the federal government in the field of labor economics and statistics. Includes data on labor, employment, prices, earnings, the consumer price index, and foreign labor statistics.

Census Bureau
Provides quality data about the people of the U.S. A good source for social, demographic, and economic information on topics such as housing, the population, income, retail and wholesale sales, state and local area profiles, service industries, and manufacturing.

CDC/Centers for Disease Control
Provides information regarding scientific data, surveillance reports, health statistics, and laboratory information.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Stats and Data
Information relating to Medicare, Medicaid, and the Child Health Insurance Programs. Provides statistics relating to these programs, as well as health care indicators and managed care reports.

CIA's World Factbook
A statistical compendium prepared by the CIA that provides facts and data regarding people, government, geography, economy, transportation, communication, and defense.

HCUPnet
"A tool for identifying, tracking, analyzing, and comparing statistics on hospitals at a national, regional, and state level." Part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

MEDLINEplus:  Health Statistics
Find health statistics regarding the latest news, general/overviews, prevention/screening, specific conditions, and more. From the National Library of Medicine.

Missouri Census Data Center

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: Data, Surveillance Systems & Statistical Reports
Provides community data profiles at the state, county and city levels. Provides data relating to cause of death, economics, hospitals, nursing homes, the population, maternal/child health, communicable diseases, and injuries in Missouri. Can also obtain statistical fact sheets covering topics such as smoking, hazardous substances,childhood lead poisoning, HIV, STDs, radon, and reportable diseases.

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports
Prepared by the CDC, this site includes morbidity and mortality tables, the electronic version of MMWR Weekly, CDC surveillance summaries, recommendations and reports, and other publications. Requires Adobe Acrobat to view.

National Center for Health Statistics
Links to the primary federal organization responsible for the collection, analyzing, and dissemination of health statistics. "FASTATS from A-Z" provides quick statistics and links to other comprehensive data and related sites.

Rural Assistance Center (RAC) Statistics
"This guide contains sources for national, state, and county-level statistics and data focusing on a wide range of topics. While many are strictly-related to rural health and human services, others include data for urban areas and populations as well."

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health) Statistics
This government site has links to three agency websites that maintain statistics relating to drug abuse and mental health.  SAMHSA stands for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Provides data from private and government sources on a wide variety of topics including the population, social and economic conditions, health, industry, communications, and state profiles. Also covers some international data. Requires Adobe Acrobat to view.

Grants and Funding resources

Community of Science (COS)
Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is a network of Web sites for scholars, scientists, and R&D professionals. SLU subscribes only to the Funding Opportunities section. It provides a searchable database of over 24,000 records with 400,000 funding opportunities (11/21/07).

Foundation Directory Online (May only be accessed in-library at Pius)
The Foundation Directory brings together U.S. grantmakers with people and/or organizations seeking funding for research or projects. Its provider, the Foundation Center, "is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust." (text from site 2/2/07) Their database currently lists over 80,000 funding sources

SPIN
A funding database that includes links to GPO's Federal Register, a Federal Register Weekly Research Guide, and Commerce Business Daily.

Grants.gov
A resource to find and apply for federal government grants that is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Nursing Resources

Internet Tools for Nursing

Book Donations

Donation Programs for Books, Journals and Media
This regularly reviewed, international list of non-profit organizations/institutions is maintained by the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library.

Last Updated July 25, 2011


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