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Machine readable datasets generated from the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
Data Services: Scientific Communication and Data Storytelling
Information about data services available at the NIH Library, plus training materials on data management and other data science topics.
Visualization is an excellent method for analyzing, exploring, and presenting data. This guide gives an overview of the different tools and techniques used to visualize data as well as links to several sources for inspiration and learning.
GPO's Federal Digital System provides access to government information submitted by Congress and other Federal agencies.
NIH Data Sharing Repositories
Biomedical Informatics Coordinating Committee (BMIC) list of NIH Data Sharing Repositories.
Many of the NIH Institutes and Centers have developed training guides for their Scientific Review Officers and Program Officers to share with grantees and those applying for grants. The following fact sheets and web sites will provide you with many useful tips to begin the grant writing process.
Photographs and Images
Free online plagiarism checkers:
During the last decade, there was an attempt by federal agencies to move away from bureaucratic and cumbersome writing to clear and direct prose in all government communication. The NIH has been at the forefront of this effort and the NIH OD Executive Secretariat provides a manual of recommendations on how to write more clearly and succinctly. For more information, please consult the following resources.
Poster Presentations: Designing Effective Posters http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/bio/posters.htm
All-things-poster-related webpage, managed by Associate Librarian Fred Stoss, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation
Erren, T.C. and Bourne, P.E. PLoS Computational Biology. May 25, 2007.
Writing Resumes and CVs
Acronyms & Abbreviations
Foreign Language Dictionaries
Medical and Scientific Dictionaries
Multi-purpose Word Tools
Writing Center resources are for use within the NIH Library and cannot be checked out. The Library may provide duplicate copies in the circulating collection or obtain a copy through Interlibrary Loan.
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