Find some helpful information here about All Things Research. Use the tabs to navigate between topics. Contact your friendly librarian if you need help or have any questions. Make an appointment with the Writing Center to get assistance at any stage of your writing project.
The online AMA Manual of Style has a streamlined interface, intuitive search and browse, and personalization features, so finding what you need in the Manual is easier than ever. The manual is a must-have guide for anyone involved in medical and scientific publishing.
Each journal title indexed by NLM is assigned a unique title abbreviation. Use this site to search by journal title. Existing title abbreviations are not changed to conform to current policies and procedures.
On this site, you will find tutorials, FAQs, and other resources to help you improve your writing, master APA Style, and learn the conventions of scholarly publishing.
These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. This section contains resources on in-text citation and the References page, as well as APA sample papers, slide presentations, and the APA classroom poster.
TCU Library subscribes to RefWorks, which is software to manage footnotes, endnotes, citations, bibliographies, and works cited lists for papers. It allows users to create personal databases of references and citations. References are quickly and easily imported from text files or online databases. Once you set up your account, check out all the tutorials on how to use it.
EndNote is a reference management software package used to manage bibliographies, references, and citations on your own computer. Click on the link, log in with your TCU username and password, follow downloading and installation instructions. Check out helpful tutorials.
Use Boolean Operators to combine your keyword (when using the databases. It also works great when using Google) :
AND - narrows the search
OR - broadens the search
NOT - first term is searched, then results with second term are eliminated
Use Truncation (*) to broaden your search and include various word endings and spellings.
Always evaluate your sources (online or in print) for CRAAP :