Ready Reference Resources

Ready Reference Resources

Dictionaries

DICT Development Group, The Access is freely available to all.
Dictionary.com

Links to language-specific dictionaries. Features a crossword solver. Premium content requires registration.

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Free Dictionary, The

Features Word, Quotation, and Article of the Day, as well as interactive word games.

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Jablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (6th ed., 2009) Access is restricted to UMMS/UMMHC workstations or by proxy service.
Medical Glossary.org Access is freely available to all.
MedTerms Medical Dictionary Access is freely available to all.
Merriam-Webster Online Access is freely available to all.
OneLook® Dictionary Search Access is freely available to all.
Online Dictionary (Webster's)

Search results include the Webster's 1913 Dictionary and the WordNet Dictionary.

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Online Etymology Dictionary Access is freely available to all.
Product Image Stedman's Medical Dictionary

The 28th Edition contains more than 107,000 total terms. To access, open the "Tools & Features" menu under the STAT!Ref logo.

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Visual Dictionary Online Access is freely available to all.
Webopedia

Free online dictionary for words, phrases and abbreviations that are related to computer and Internet technology.

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WordReference Dictionaries Access is freely available to all.
Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus Access is freely available to all.
yourDictionary.com

Includes links to a number of language-learning courses.

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Biographical Sources

Biographical Dictionary Access is freely available to all.
Biography Channel, The Access is freely available to all.
Product Image Biography in Context

Comprehensive database of biographical information on over 340,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

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Who Named It?

A biographical dictionary of medical eponyms, surveying medical phenomena named for a person.

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Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia.com Access is freely available to all.
Encyclopædia Britannica Access is freely available to all.
Wikipedia Access is freely available to all.

Writing and Citing Resources

Acronym Finder Access is freely available to all.
AMA – Reference Format Examples

From the New York Medical College Health Sciences Library.

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APA Style Guide from OWL at Purdue

Comprehensive overview of APA style – includes sample papers and reference examples.

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APA Style Help

Free video tutorial and links to the APA Style Blog and email to contact APA experts.

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APA Style – Citing Legal Materials

Guide provided by Westfield State University's Ely Library.

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APA Style.org

Tutorials, style basics, FAQs, and quick answers to help you improve your writing, and master APA style

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Chicago Manual of Style - Citation Quick Guide

Compiled by the editors of The Chicago Manual of Style.

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Chicago Manual of Style Online, The

"An authority for generations of readers seeking answers to all things related not only to the written word but also to the myriad and evolving ways in which words and ideas are shared and published."

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Citation Style Guides for Internet and Electronic Sources

A guide to citing electronic sources - from the University of Alberta Libraries.

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Citing Medicine

Second edition (2007) of the National Library of Medicine style guide for authors, editors, and publishers - adaptation of "Uniform Requirements"/Vancouver style.

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Elements of Style, The

Classic reference book by William Strunk, Jr. that guides the writer on plain English style, rules of usage, and principles of composition

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Faculty Attribution Guidelines

A guide on the proper use of citing materials used in PowerPoint presentations, BLS Vista learning modules and class handouts.

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Famous Quotes and Authors

Browse over 25,000 quotes online from over 6,700 famous authors.

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Frank's Compulsive Guide to Postal Addresses Access is freely available to all.
Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences

Instructions to authors for over 6,000 journals in the health and life sciences. From The University of Toledo Health Science Campus.

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Internet Acronym Server Access is freely available to all.
Official Abbreviations

From the United States Postal Service

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Purdue Online Writing Lab, The (OWL)

Comprehensive guides to using APA, MLA and Chicago styles, and over 200 free resources for writing, teaching, research, ESL, and job searching.

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RefWorks

An online research management, writing and collaboration tool. Classes and a handout are available through the library's website.

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Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

Also known as the Vancouver style, based on an ANSI standard style adapted by the National Library of Medicine for its databases (April 2010).

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Uniform Requirements – Sample ICMJE References

From the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE/PubMed Resources page.

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