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Seminar: Biomedical Ethics: Home

Libguide focusing on health law and bioethical research materials and resources

Introduction

This guide will help you select a topic and conduct research for Prof. Wilson's Biomedical Ethics seminar (LAW 792) .

The guide has four main tabs:

  • Home tab
  • Primary Legal Sources
  • Secondary Legal Sources
  • Non-Legal Sources

Some tabs have sub-pages which further divide the topic (For example, Secondary Legal Sources is divided into three sub-pages.) Each page will have an info box on the upper left-hand side which will guide you through the information on the page.

If you need further assistance please visit the reference desk or contact your course librarian, Prof. Michelle Hook Dewey at madewey2@illinois.edu.

Research Deadlines

All assignments should submitted via email to Professor Dewey at madewey2@illinois.edu. Please use the following format to name files: lastname.firstassignment 

 

The first mandatory conference will be held the week of September 5th-9th

a)      By Friday, September 2nd, Sign up for a time slot at 

         http://doodle.com/poll/a3fh6775ef3k8gqd  [for an in-person meeting]

         http://doodle.com/poll/9qzf2trfdkv5h553  [for a teleconference meeting]    

b)     By Friday, September 2nd, you must submit the first conference assignment located on the course webpage. [Hint, use                 the How to Focus handout on the course page if you need help with the process of topic selection]

 

The second mandatory conference will be held the week of October 17th-21st.

a)      By Friday, October 14th, Sign up for a time slot at

         http://doodle.com/poll/xn3pa7b85kgwcrs8  [for an in-person meeting]

         http://doodle.com/poll/2bh5cwcbkgxy4yk2  [for a teleconference meeting]   

b)      By Friday, October 14th, you must submit a full draft with citations, to Prof. Dewey.    

If you do not hand in a completed pre-conference assignment, you will not be able to meet with the course librarian. You will need to have progressed this far in your research in order to make this conference meaningful.

A note about plagerism (from Prof. Wilson's syllabi)

"Finally, plagiarism—or the use of another’s ideas without attribution or of their words without indicating that those words are quoted material—is not permitted.  The obligation to cite appropriately—and therefore not to plagiarize—extends to all materials submitted in connection with the paper (i.e., the First Draft and materials submitted to our Library Liaison). 

For this paper, merely rewording another’s sentences, without citing to the author, will constitute plagiarism.  This type of “covert plagiarism,” as defined and illustrated more fully in Fajans and Falk, Scholarly Writing for Law Students:  Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes, and Law Review Competition Papers 94 - 95 (1995)], is as pernicious as the outright theft of another’s words and will be treated in a like fashion. 

As a rule of thumb, if more than 4 words are taken from another author verbatim, we will treat the quoted words as in need of a citation."

For resources and more information about plagiarism in legal writing, see the FSU Guide to Plagiarism Resources.

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The Course Text

     

Young-Joon Seol Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) demonstrates Bioprinting muscle tissue, Richard H. Dean Biomedical Building (A1).

medical researcher using microscope in lab setting

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