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Neurology Resources

Scientific Writing Resources

Scholarly Publishing and Grant Support

Managing Your Information

    * The library offers classes to help you manage your information resources.
    * EndNote helps you manage citation information. UMMS holds an institutional license to EndNote and all affiliated faculty can install it at no cost on up to three separate devices.  Visit this page for download and installation instructions.  Classes are available.
    * RefWorks is a web-based product that also manages citations. We have institutional and off-campus access with the creation of a personal account at a UMMS computer. Classes are available.
    * The Library has paper copies of style manuals available in the Reference section. There are also resources online at the library's Reference Resources page.
    * Faculty Workshops on a variety of subjects are taught by library staff in collaboration with the Office of Faculty Affairs.
    * Faculty Attribution Guidelines provide information on the proper use of citations in the classroom setting.

Grants and Funding

    * The library offers grant information and opportunities at its Researcher Tools, Services and Support page.
    * The Research Funding Services division of the UMMS Office of Research assists faculty and department administrators on all aspects of research administration.

eScholarship@UMMS Institutional Repository

      eScholarship@UMMS, a new and ongoing service of the Library, is a digital repository of scholarly work from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Content includes dissertations, presentations, articles, conference papers and other research. At this time, the repository contains dissertations from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and material from several other departments.


      The library has gathered resources to help you with issues of copyright. Note that the information is intended for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice. Specific copyright questions may be directed to Regina Raboin at 508-856-2099.

      The Library offers help to students regarding copyright, plagiarism and scholarly publishing issues that affect them in particular. Definitions and links to other relevant resources are available on this handout.

BMJ Case Reports

Plagiarism Defined

Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty that occurs when someone uses the words, expressions, ideas, opinions or findings of another without giving credit to the original source.

All of the following are considered plagiarism:

  • turning in someone else's work as your own
  • copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
  • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or no

Source: What Is Plagiarism? (n.d.) Retrieved June 15, 2015, from <>

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