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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 a Research Paper

Use the University of Minnesota Libraries' 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.

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

Resources for ESL Students

We are trained to work with international students on improving their writing skills. For example, we can help you understand your readers' expectations when writing for an American audience, offer advice on reading and improving comprehension, work on identifying grammar errors, and help you self-edit and revise your papers. Here are some other resources you may find useful: