Authoritative Guide: APA Manual
Below are some resources to help you avoid plagiarism in your writing.
Concise handout on what is plagiarism, and how to avoid it.
Yale Writing Center has a great checklist of when you MUST cite.
U of Wisconsin Writers handbook series on citations and plagiarism. Very detailed and gives many examples
The MSU Writing Center
The Writing Center in Michigan State University now offers online writing assistance and consultations as well as in person locations on the MSU campus. Information about online writing consultations is here http://writing.msu.edu/locations/online/
They have quick guides here http://writing.msu.edu/resources/quick-guides/
Also a podcast series located here http://writing.msu.edu/resources/podcast-archive/
UNC at Chapel Hill has a wide variety of short and concise guides to a range of topics. http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/
Here are a slection that are specifically useful to the types of writing you will be doing in the Program.
The University of Toronto has very good guides for writing in the health Sciences
The Science of Scientific Writing American Scientist, Vol. 78 (Nov-Dec 1990), pp. 550-558.
Marc E. Tischler's Scientific Writing Booklet This is a great concise guide to the style and function of scientific writing.