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Writing, Citing, Copyright

Clear writing with complete and correct citations is crucial, and something you will need throughout your life.

On this guide:

  1. Avoiding plagiarism

  2. Citing sources

  3. Copyright

  4. Evaluating information

  5. Literature reviews

  6. RefWorks (citation manager supported by JHU)

See also:

  • Writing guide

  • ORCID ( -- Easily create this identifying number for yourself, so that readers can find you and your publications. (Note: the spelling is ORCID, not "orchid.")

  • Retraction Watch -- This site keeps track of papers that have been retracted, and why

For Writing Help

           (Note: Neither of these places will proofread your work.)