Medicine, Nursing, and Other Health Fields

Articles and information about medicine, nursing, pharmacology, and other health fields, as well as JH medical libraries and institutions.

Writing, Citing, Copyright

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

On this guide:

  • Avoiding plagiarism

  • Citing sources

  • Copyright

  • Evaluating information

  • Literature reviews and annotating

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  • Retraction Watch -- This site keeps track of papers that have been retracted, and why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