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Nursing Resources : Faculty & Publishing

UW Writing Center

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Writing Center helps undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines become more effective, more confident writers. 

You have many options to meet with a UW Writing Center Instructor:

  • Visit one of the Satellite locations
  • Email a portion of your work for review
  • Set up a Skype appointment

You may also attend a workshop, call 608-263-1993, or visit the Writing Center in 6171 Helen C. White.  

Faculty Help

Place Course Reserves
Course Instructors: use this form to request electronic and/or print reserves and to upload course syllabi and readings

NIH Public Access Policy  (All manuscriptes produced via NIH funding needs to be submitted to the Manuscript System within 3 months of NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF PUBLICATION.  

Library Delivery Options and Services

Submit a Library Purchase Request

Maintaining Your Copyright.  (Scholarly Publishing)

Klemm, P. (2012). Research Reflections. Conducting Nursing Research With Undergraduate Students: A Collaborative, Participatory Approach. Nurse Educator, 37(1), 10-11.

Choosing the Right Journal

Choosing the right journal to submit your research to is a difficult decision.  Below is a good article that points out a few factors you will need to take into consideration when slecting a potential journal for publication.

Copyright Basics

Copyright and "Fair Use" 

Copyright law provides that reproduction "for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research" is not an infringement of copyright, a.k.a. "Fair Use". The law lists the following factors, which faculty & courts must consider to determine whether a particular use of a copyrighted work is a permitted "Fair Use," or is instead an infringement of the copyright:

1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes: the noncommercial educational use is more likely to be a fair use;

2. The nature of the copyrighted work: the more factual and less creative the work, the more likely it will be fair use;

3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole: the more taken the less likely to be fair use; and

4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work: in other words, is the use taking away from the copyright owner money that the she might have been making from the work.

The Basics of APA Style for Manuscripts

Don't forget that CINAHL, PsycInfo, and other EBSCOHost databases can show you how to cite for your paper too.  Click on the article and then look to the right and you should see multiple options; one is "Cite".  It will list the correct citation format for APA, AMA, and others.