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SPH Writing Support Services: Getting Started: Miscellaneous

Getting started with SPH Writing Support Services

Introduction to Scientific Journal Literature

An online tutorial that introduces scientific journal literature to university students, created by Dalhousie University, Canada.

What's a Journal? Journals vs. Magazines

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines

A video tutorial that describes scholarly journals and popular magazines, explains why this difference is important, and shows how to tell this difference; created by ACU Library.

PubMed Searching

A video tutorial that covers the basics of searching PubMed, specific to evidence-based nursing, created by Idaho State University Health Sciences Library.

PubMed Literature Search: Basic Search Strategy

A video tutorial that outlines a basic strategy for conducting a PubMed literature search, created by UCSF Global Health Sciences. 

How to Write a Great Research Paper

YouTube description: "An eye-opening talk... Professor Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, gives a guest lecture on writing. Seven simple suggestions: don't wait - write, identify your key idea, tell a story, nail your contributions, put related work at the end, put your readers first, listen to your readers. Prof. Peyton Jones' lecture contained a lot of question and answer sessions with the audience. These have been removed from this video, cutting the original 50 minute lecture down to 30 minutes."

Beware of Nominalizations (AKA "Zombie Nouns") - Helen Sword

YouTube description: "Few mistakes sour good writing like nominalizations, or, as Helen Sword likes to call them, zombie nouns. Zombie nouns transform simple and straightforward prose into verbose and often confusing writing. Keep your nouns away from the elongating nominalizations!"

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes

10 Types of Plagiarism - Turnitin

YouTube description: "What is plagiarism? There isn't just one definition. Learn key ways to avoid plagiarism after reviewing. Understand how to paraphrase a text, how to document or cite a source and how to research so the paper contains original content. Original source: Turnitin.com"

Jayson Blair: The former New York Times journalist

YouTube description: "Documentary on Jayson Blair the former New York Times journalist who was caught falsifying information and stealing information from other journalists. Directed/Produced/Edited by: Mitchell Mason."