StoryAlity #97 – Bio-cultural Dissertations

Coverage: American Psychological Association's (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with one of the highest DOI matching rates in the publishing industry. Ninety-nine percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. The database also includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, technology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law, and others. Journal coverage, which spans from 1800s to present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.

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Coverage: SocINDEX with Full Text is a full-text research database covering sociology and related disciplines. It features hundreds of full-text journals and millions of records with subject headings from a sociological thesaurus.

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A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 disciplines. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Provides access to current information and retrospective data from 1956 forward.

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Coverage: This database provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations and citations to book reviews.

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Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of military titles, trade publications, and news weeklies. Military & Government Collection includes abstracts and indexing for nearly 400 titles providing cover to cover full text for nearly 350. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets.

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Coverage: The MLA International Bibliographyoffers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text.

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Tables presented in papers for publication now must be formatted using the table creation feature your word processor. Published styles vary greatly from journal to journal, and yours may too, as long as you are consistent in using the same format throughout the text. The style shown is classic . Complex tables require some forethought in their construction; study the AMA , chapter 4, "Visual Presentation of Data" for guidance.

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The AMA Manual is a heavy tome. The last edition weighed 3.0 pounds (to convert to kilograms multiply by 0.45); the new one comes in at 3.1 pounds!1,2 This works out to 660 pages, though not as heavy as the (3.5 lb, 1028 pages).3 Alas, the rules and instructions for preparing research papers are scattered throughout the volume, though chapter 2, "Manuscript Preparation" (79 pages) is a great help for those writing for publication. seeks to capture the most essential features, neither an easy nor certain task with a text so vast.New with the 10th edition are the manner of presenting conventional clinical measures and the "versioning" of references to online sources. Conventional measures require a conversion factor to SI units (metric system) in the text. Versioning adds multiple dates to Web references.Changes readers might notice are the use of 2-letter postal abbreviations for states in references (AMA style had called for old style abbreviations, eg, for Michigan), and the use of lowercase letters in place of symbols in tables (eg, asterisks, daggers, and the like). The old manual allowed numbers other than one to be written out, as in postal abbreviations, but no longer. This simply reflects long-standing practice observed in the pages of , a practice not widely shared by some other major journals, such as the .AMA style merges into minutiae with obscure rules. For example, the abbreviation for is followed by a period when used in a person's name, , but not when used with the name of a place, .1(p334) This suggests a style too obscure at the margins to usefully master, a product of evolutionary diversity exploding through 10 generations, overseen by a committee. focuses on main themes, with recourse to the , International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) "Uniform Requirements,"5 and 3 as circumstances merit.The is vague on some features, notably the format of a title page. improvises. When improvising with any feature not expressly covered it is essential to be consistent. You can also consult the , though this is a form of pedantic torture. Working with that tome proved such a mind-numbing experience that it was difficult to extract guidelines for simple college papers. The focus of the manual is not well adapted to the various types of papers that might be written at the college level. The of medical research, the randomized clinical trial, is not likely to be in the reach of the resources available to graduate students. Meta-analyses, clinical reports, systematic reviews, and reviews of medical and health issues are more typical. Style and format merge into method and are the focus of Refining AMA style for college research papers presents two issues: (1) the difference between submitted for review and publication and intended to be read in the form presented, and (2) the different types of papers and research designs that call for differing methodological structures and presentations. Copy manuscripts intended for publication place tables and figures at the end of the paper, typically with each on a separate page. This is great for typesetters, but tough on readers. Figures also have special requirements for publication that are not needed when using a word processor. These are the papers described in the AMA and the "Instructions for Authors." On the other hand, when crafting a paper to be read it is common sense to embed tables and figures in the text where they are first mentioned. The 2003 edition of the (APA) refered to these papers as .Copy manuscripts are double-spaced throughout. presents a more compact format handy for readers and recommended for final manuscripts. Block quotes, headings, captions, tables and table notes, and references are single-spaced within but double-spaced from the rest of the text. This spacing is featured in .Paradigm shift. The strategy adopted for is to emulate published articles when there are no specific guidelines about format. The , for example, has no instructions for how a title page should look other than indicating the information it should contain. It is also vague about the format for headings. There is enough agreement among major styles about the hierarchy of headings and other features for these to guide their presentation in As always, where specific rules are given in the AMA they are followed. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) was formed to reduce the proliferization of styles in medical publication. The (a charter member along with ) follows the style almost exactly, puts the titles of books and journals in references in italics but otherwise largely follows the style. Newer journals, such as the CDC's , also follow ICMJE style. Many journals (500-600) have agreed to accept papers in ICMJE style; some reformat them in publication. This guide, follows AMA style (1) because they publish the major style manual in the field, and (2) and some features (e.g., use of italics in references) are widely shared by other styles, including those of the American Psychological Association, the Chicago Manual of Style, and Modern Language Association.Time and resource constraints will likely limit many student papers to the use of secondary data. This does not necessarily mean that such studies are "weaker" or less useful. Empirical research with original data is often so tightly focused that the implications of a study to a broader context can be lost. Case studies, researched topical commentaries, and systematic literature reviews are all useful and legitimate forms of research. When writing in AMA and other medical styles the sturcture of these papers is to some measure prescribed, as reflected in the organization of abstracts. A feature common to all parts of the text is the style of capitalization. Some titles in the text and in references, and some headings, are set in , a term derived from for its origin in newspaper publication. There are no headlines in research writing though titles and headings abound rendering the derived term more meaningful. Instructions as to what to capitalize vary with the style. The specific rules for capitalization in AMA style are covered in section 3.2. The alternative style is . In print, uses full capitalization (every letter is capitalized). This is a bit heavy in draft papers and not shared by other styles. The notes: