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Research Guides@Tufts

Health Sciences Writing Consultants

Avoiding Plagiarism

Our Avoiding Plagiarism page provides information on different forms of plagiarism, tips on how to avoid accidental plagiarism, and the guidelines for Academic Integrity at Tufts.

Writing in the Disciplines

Visit our Writing in the Disciplines page for more information about the expectations for writing in different subject areas and writing specialized documents (such as lab reports, literature reviews, etc). 

Writing Personal Statements

Writing a personal statement? This page from the Carnegie Mellon Health Professions Program is full of good tips!

Writing a Research Paper

Use the Tisch Library Research Paper Navigator! Just enter the due date and subject of your paper, and this incredible resource will generate a timeline for your research, drafting and revising, as well as point you toward relevant sources and help you avoid accidental plagiarism. 

Helpful Books on Reserve at HHSL

General Resources About Writing

Purdue University Online Writing Lab
This is one of the most extensive online writing resources for students. The site features printable handouts on various writing and grammar issues, as well as interactive workshops on using APA and MLA citation styles.

“English Language Resources Online”
Great online book source: Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, American Heritage Dictionary, Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus, etc.

Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation Online
A comprehensive, interactive guide to researching in different disciplines. Includes sample papers as well as information on writing and citation styles.

Grammar Girl
A fun (yes, fun!) website with tips on writing, grammar, punctuation, and style, organized by topic.