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Medical Residents' Library User Guide: Research Publication

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Literature Search Guide

Interested in research publication but still in the researching stage? Check out the below guide!

This guide was created to walk a user through a literature search as it relates to EBM: from creating a search question from a basic need (clinical or research) to searching the literature, to evaluating and applying the medical literature to your question. 

Dr. DeDonno

Dr. DeDonno's website promotes the field of experimental research. As such, he goes into depth regarding the entire research process, as well as exploring statistics, and disseminating your work with society. 

Residents can also reach him via email at  

FAU Resources

Created by FAU Libraries' Scholarly Communication Program, the guide provides resources for choosing a journal, determining journal quality (including identifying predatory publishers), and author rights. 


  • Click HERE to view the *new* Scholarly Communications Guide. 
    • Click HERE to jump directly to the Scholarly Publishing tab or HERE for the Assessment of Research tab. 
    • Click HERE to access the Evaluating a journal tab. 

Endnote's "Journal Match" feature enables authors to find journals that matches their manuscript. Through the FAU Libraries' subscription to Web of Science, FAU students, faculty and staff have FREE access to EndNote Web Basic.

For access:

  • Go to Web of Science database.  
  • Sign in at the top right side of the page (or register for a free account with you FAU email) 
  • Click on "My Tools" at the top right side of the page and choose "EndNote."

To utilize the Journal Match feature:

  • Click "Match," located in the dark gray navigation bar
  • Enter the title of your manuscript
  • Enter your abstract
  • Click "Find Journals."

FAU Libraries maintains an annual subscription to BMJ Case Reports, and are provided a fellowship code which waives the author submission fee for FAU residents, affiliate faculty, faculty, and students. Please contact Tiffany Follin, or the medical department, for the code. 

Instructions for Authors regarding writing and submission are available HERE


Tiffany Follin:

Department Email:

Journal Matching Resources

Looking to submit for the first time? Or not sure where else you can submit your work to? 

Use the below resources to match your manuscript with a journal. Results are an indication of compatibility and does not indicate or ensure acceptance of your article.