Resources in this guide will also provide direct links to materials available through the library that correspond to publishing your own research. Items such as books, articles, other research guides, and visual tutorials can help you situate your research in the most appropriate ways.
All serious scholars must promote their ideas to take part in the discourse of a given discipline. For professionals in the health sciences, this requires the contribution of research findings to the pool of available knowledge. Such knowledge not only adds to the existing literature, but equips institutions with the information needed to better serve the population. For the individual in the medical sciences there are other reasons to publish, namely:
While writing and publishing often go together, they are not always the same thing. The information on this guide deals more exclusively with the publication process. See this guide for information on the particulars of writing and drafting a research report.