Writing papers for publication
APA and MLA Citation Guides
Writing Your CV
Case Studies Publication Information
Points to Consider When Writing a Case Study:
- Is the case report authentic?
- Is the case report ethical?
- Is this case worth reporting?
- Is the case report persuasive?
- Does the case report have diagnostic value?
- Will the case report make a difference to clinical practice?
- Is the anonymity of the patient protected?
- Have you obtained patient/guardian permission?
- Have you done a literature review?
- Are there any ethical or competing interests issues that must be cited?
- Have you checked the publisher's website for formatting specifications and other requirements for submission?
Adapted from: Guide for Medical Case Reports Reviewers. http://www.jmedicalcasereports.com/about/reviewers. 2 February 2015
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Reviews of the literature are conducted for various reasons:
- To provide background and context for new or expanded research
- To bring together all the relevant or important literature on a topic
- To discover developments in a disclipline
- To determine gaps in research
Regardless the reason, a good search of the literature should include at least two databases, i.e. PubMed, Cochrane, or Web of Science. A very thorough search would include Google Scholar, and, depending on the research question, one might include CINAHL, ClinicalTrials.gov, and web sites for Professional Organizations.
Ask a librarian for assistance in formulating an effective search strategy. This will help you in obtaining relevant results, and will save you time.