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GUIDES FOR BETTER SCIENCE WRITING

Updated: November 2002

  1. GENERAL
  2. STYLE MANUALS FOR SPECIFIC DISCIPLINES

I. GENERAL

T11.4 .A43 2002
Alley, Michael. The Craft of Editing: A Guide for Managers, Scientists, and Engineers; Springer: New York, 2000.
Location: Chemistry

T11 .A37 1996
Alley, Michael. The Craft of Scientific Writing, 3rd ed.; Springer: New York, 1996.
Location: Chemistry

PE1128 .B322 1982
Barnes, Gregory A. Communication Skills for the Foreign-Born Professional; ISI Press: Philadelphia, 1982.
Location: Chemistry, Main, Undergraduate Library

LB2369 .B57 1998
Bolker, Joan. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day; Holt: New York, 1998.
Location: Education, Swain

Q223 .B664 1993
Booth, Vernon. Communicating in Science: Writing a Scientific Paper and Speaking at Scientific Meetings, 2nd ed.; Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1993.
Location: Chemistry

T10.5 .C25 1988
Cain, B. Edward. The Basics of Technical Communicating; American Chemical Society: Washington DC, 1988.
Location:Chemistry

PE1477 .C7 1982
Cremmins, Edward T. The Art of Abstracting; ISI Press: Philadelphia, 1982.
Location: Chemistry, Main, SLIS

T11 .D324 1997
Davis, Martha. Scientific Papers and Presentations; Academic Press: San Diego, 1996.
Location: Chemistry

T11 .D33 1998
Day, Robert A. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, 5th ed.; Oryx Press: Phoenix, 1998.
Location: Life Sciences

T11 .F52 1997
Field Guide for Science Writers; Blum, Deborah; Knudson, Mary, Eds.; Oxford University Press: New York, 1997.
Location: Chemistry, Journalism

T11 .H335 1993
Halliday, M. A. K. Writing Science: Literacy and Discursive Power; University of Pittsburgh Press: Pittsburgh, 1993.
Location: Chemistry, Main (T11 .H35 1993b)

Q180 .A1 R44 1985
Hawkins, Clifford F.; Sorgi, Marco. Research: How To Plan, Speak and Write About It; Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 1985.
Location: Life Sciences, Main, Undergraduate Library

T11 .H582 1999
Holtom, Daniel; Fisher, Elizabeth. Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation!; Imperial College Press: London, 1999.
Location: Swain

Q180.58 .K36 1985
Kanare, Howard M. Writing the Laboratory Notebook; ACS: Washington, 1985.
Location: Chemistry

PN146 .K57 1992
Kirkman, John. Good Style: Writing for Science and Technology; Chapman & Hall: London, 1992.
Location: Business/SPEA

LB2369 .M377 1998
Mauch, James E. Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: A Handbook for Students and Faculty, 4th ed.; Marcel Dekker, Inc.: New York, 1998.
Location: Education, SLIS

T11 .O33 1991
O'Connor, Maeve. Writing Successfully in Science; HarperCollins Academic: London, 1991.
Location: Business/SPEA

T11 .P393 1998
Penrose, Ann; Katz, Steven. Writing in the Sciences: Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse; St. Martinís Press: New York, 1998.
Location: Swain

T10.5 .P678 1995
Porter, Lynnette R.; Coggin, William. Research Strategies in Technical Communication; John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1995.
Location: Chemistry

T10.5 .R65 1997
Roze, Maris. Technical Communication: the Practical Craft, 3rd ed.; Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1997.
Location: Chemistry

On-Order
Rubens, Philip. Science and Technical Writing: A Manual ofStyle, 2nd ed.; Routledge, New York, 2002.
Location: Chemistry

T11 .S39 1986
Scientific Writing for Graduate Students; Council of Biology Editors: Bethesda, 1986.
Location: Life Sciences

On-Order
Sherman, Theodore A. Modern Technical Writing, 5th ed.; Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs, 1990.
Location: Swain

T11 .S528 1999
Sides, Charles H. How to Write & Present Technical Information, 3rd ed.; Oryx Press: Phoenix, 1999.
Location: Business/SPEA, Life Sciences. An electronic version is also available

T11 .T75 1989
Turk, Christopher; Kirkman, John. Effective Writing: Improving Scientific, Technical and Business Communication, 2nd ed.; Chapman and Hall: New York, 1989.
Location: Business/SPEA, Life Sciences

Valiela, Ivan. Doing Science: Design, Analysis, and Communication of Scientific Research; Oxford University Press: New York, 2001.
Location: Swain

T11 .W66 1988
Woolston, Donald. Effective Writing Strategies for Engineers and Scientists; Lewis Publishers: Chelsea, MI, 1988.
Location: Business/SPEA, Chemistry

Writing in the Arts, Sciences and Professional Schools at IUPUI; IUPUI Office of Campus Writing: Indianapolis, 2002.
Location: Journalism

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II. SPECIFIC DISCIPLINES

Astronomy

Instructions for Authors and Editors Wishing to Submit Conference Proceedings for Inclusion in the ADS System (Astronomical Data System)
http://www.math-net.org/Math-Net_Page_Help.html

Biology, Medicine, Life Sciences

R119 .A53 1998
American Medical Association Manual of Style: a Guide for Authors and Editors, 9th ed.; Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore, 1998.
Location: HPER, Life Sciences (reference), Optometry, Undergraduate Library (reference)

R119 .A85 1996
Atlas, Michel C. Author's Handbook of Styles for Life Science Journals; Iverson, Cheryl, Ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, 1996.
Location: Life Sciences (Reference).

PE1475 .A85 1994
The Author's Guide to Biomedical Journals: Complete Manuscript Submission Instructions for 185 Leading Biomedical Periodicals; Mary Ann Liebert: New York, 1994.
Location: Main

R119 .B97 1998
Byrne, Daniel W. Publishing your Medical Research Paper: What They Don't Teach You in Medical School; Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore, 1998.
Location: Life Sciences

Q225.5 .G79 2002
Gross, Alan G.; Harmon, Joseph E.; Reidy, Michael. Communicating Science: the Scientific Article from the 17th Century to the Present; Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2002.
Location: Life Sciences

LB2369 .G27 2002
Garson, G. David. Guide to Writing Empirical Papers, Theses, and Dissertations; Marcel Dekker: New York, 2002.
Location: Business/SPEA, Education, Life Sciences, SLIS

R118.6 .G43 2002
Gehlbach, Stephen H. Interpreting the Medical Literature, 4th ed.; McGraw Hill Medical Publishing Division: New York, 2002.
Location: Life Sciences

R119 .G67 1997
Goodman, Neville W; Edwards, Martin B. Medical Writing: a Prescription for Clarity: a Self-help Guide to Clearer Medical English, 2nd ed; Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1997.
Location: Life Sciences, Main

R119.9 .K55 1999
Kiley, Robert. Medical Information on the Internet: a Guide for Health Professionals; Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh, 1999.
Location: Life Sciences (reference)

R118.6 .M37 2000
Marchevsky, David. Critical Appraisal of Medical Literature; Kluwer Academic: New York, 2000.
Location: Life Sciences, Optometry

R119 .M28 2000
Matthews, Janice R.; Bowen, John M.; Matthews, Robert W. Successful Scientific Writing: a Step-by-step Guide for Biomedical Scientists, 2nd ed; Cambridge University Press: New York, 2000.
Location: Life Sciences (Reference)

QH304 .M36 2001
McMillan, Vicky. Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences, 3rd ed.; Bedford Books: Boston, 2001.
Location: Life Sciences

R119 .N38 1998
Navarra, Tova. Toward Painless Writing: a Guide for Health Professionals; Slack: Thorofare, NJ, 1998.
Location: Life Sciences

QH304 .P43 2001
Pechenik, Jan A. A Short Guide to Writing about Biology, 4th ed.; Longman: New York, 2001.
Location: Life Sciences

QH303.6 .D38 2002
Schmidt, Diane; Davis, Elisabeth B.; Jacobs, Pamela F. Using the Biological Literature: a Practical Guide, 3rd ed.; Marcel Dekker: New York, 2002.
Location: Business/SPEA, Life Sciences (Reference)

R199 .Z45 2000
Zeiger, Mimi. Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers, 2nd ed.; McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division: New York, 2000.
Location: Life Sciences

QH303.6 .I54 1997
Information Sources in the Life Sciences, 4th ed.; Wyatt, H. V., Ed.; Bowker-Saur: London, 1997.
Location: Life Sciences (Reference)

R118 .I56 1992
Information Sources in the Medical Sciences, 4th Ed.; Morton, Leslie T.; Godbolt, Shane, Eds. Bowker-Saur: London, 1992.
Location: Life Sciences (Reference)

T11 .S386 1994
Scientific Style and Format: the CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 6th ed.; Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1994.
Location: Chemistry, Life Sciences (Reference), Main, Undergraduate Library (Reference)

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Chemistry

QD7 .F46
Fieser, Louis; Fieser, Mary. Style Guide for Chemists; Krieger: Huntington, NY, 1972.
Location: Chemistry

QD9.15 .S3 1989
Schoenfeld, Robert. The Chemist's English, 3rd ed.; VCH Publishers: Deerfield Beach, FL, 1989.
Location: Chemistry

QD8.5 .R47 1993
White, Howard J. Reporting Experimental Data: Selected Reprints; ACS: Washington, 1993.
Location: Chemistry

QD8.5 .A25 1997
The ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors, 2nd ed.; ACS: Washington, 1997.
Location: Chemistry

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Geology

QE48.85 .G44 1995
Bates, Robert L.; Adkins-Heljeson, Marla D.; Buchanan, Rex C. Geowriting: A Guide to Writing, Editing, and Printing in Earth Science, 5th ed.; American Geological Institute: Alexandria, VA, 1995.
Location: Main

PN171 .F56 C553 1992
Clark, Suzanne; Larsgaard, Mary L.; Teague, Cynthia M. Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide; Map & Geography Round Table, American Library Association: Chicago, 1992.
Location: Geology (Reference)

QE48.85 .S84 1991
Suggestions to authors of the reports of the United States Geological Survey; Hansen, Wallace R., ed.; US Geological Survey: Reston, VA, 1992.
Location: Geology (Reference), Main

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Mathematics

QA42 .G45 1987
Gillman, Leonard. Writing Mathematics Well: a Manual for Authors; Mathematical Association of America: Washington, D.C., 1987.
Location: Swain

QA41 .M28 1978
Manual for Authors of Mathematical Papers, 6th ed.; American Mathematical Society: Providence, RI, 1978, 1979 printing.
Location: Swain

Math best practices
http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~michor/ceic-best.pdf
http://www.math-net.org/Math-Net_Page_Help.html

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Physics

arXiv Help:
http:arxiv.org/help

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