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SPH Writing Support Services: Getting Started: Videos

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 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. 

The Craft of Writing Effectively

YouTube description: "Do you worry about the effectiveness of your writing style? As emerging scholars, perfecting the craft of writing is an essential component of developing as graduate students, and yet resources for honing these skills are largely under utilized. Larry McEnerney, Director of the University of Chicago's Writing Program, led this session in an effort to communicate helpful rules, skills, and resources that are available to graduate students interested in further developing their writing style."

The Perfect Proposal

YouTube description: "How do you get your committee to say 'YES'? Dr. Hastings of the Texas A&M University Writing Center shows you how."

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!"

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:"

Avoiding Plagiarism: Writing with Integrity

YouTube description: "Have you ever written a paper for class and then worried that you had not synthesized your sources or cited your references correctly? This presentation will offer tips on writing with integrity, including best practices in organizing your sources, taking notes from sources, integrating source material into your text, and understanding how documentation functions within academic writing to further scholarly conversation."

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."