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Edward G. Miner Library

Graduate Student Guide: Writing and Citation Management

Information and tools for URMC Ph.D. and Master's students


Writing your first research paper or getting started on a dissertation can be daunting. Even if you're a pro at academic and health sciences writing, it's hard to keep up with all the new journals and the changing publishing scene.

Miner Library has created this simple and basic guide to make your writing and publishing life easier. It covers:

  • managing your citations and formatting manuscripts
  • writing in the health sciences, including literature reviews, dissertations, and theses

If you have any questions, please feel free to book an appointment with a librarian. The librarians here can get you started with EndNote or RefWorks, help you select appropriate databases and devise effective literature search strategies, advise you on using Journal Citation Reports to find influential journals, and lots more.

Writing Help & Consultation at UR & URMC

MyHub Professional Development- Writing Services 

Scientific Writing Fundamentals and Publication

Writing Services offered (Including, but not limited to)

  • Meet and greet to learn more about services available
  • Abstract
  • Book chapter
  • Dissertation
  • Manuscript/publication prep
  • Poster composition/other presentations
  • Protocol review
  • Progress reports
  • Qualifying and preliminary exam
  • Review article and literature review
  • Rotation report

Fellowships and Grants

  • Fellowship/grant identification
  • Navigating the application process
  • Writing the various application parts