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The definitive source for all information needed to write, review, submit, and edit scholarly and scientific manuscripts. An established resource for the chemistry community, The guide which updates and replaces the venerable ACS Style Guide is not just a resource for American Chemical Society authors, but is referenced by other publishers, even beyond chemistry, within their instructions to authors and is used as a resource in teaching students how to effectively communicate scientific information.
The American Chemical Society provides videos and articles from our editor community on tips for scientific writing, securing funding, rejection, and much more.
Besides these sources, the City College Science/Engineering Library also has several books on scientific and technical writing. Most of these books have a call number (shelf number) starting with T11. We have such books in both our circulating collection and in our reference section. There are also books starting with the call numbers QD9.15 and Q223.
This brief reference manual compiled by Professor P. D. Bailey, Sara Shinton and Ross Mackie of Heriot-Watt University provides guidance on how to communicate effectively and efficiently both in writing and orally. It offers advice about writing reports of various types (from lecture or lab notes, through to research reports), giving talks, preparing material with visual impact, getting hold of information, and dealing with colleagues in a variety of situations.
A guide to the scientific writing style and format that addresses four major aspects of writing journal-style scientific papers: Fundamental style considerations; A suggested strategy for efficiently writing up research results; The nuts and bolts of format and content of each section of a paper ; and, Basic information regarding peer critiques of scientific writing.
A tutorial from the libraries of the University of Colorado that focuses on publishing in scholarly journals. It includes modules on the role of scholarly publishing, the essential steps of planning and writing a scholarly paper, developing a personal publication plan, different publishing models, types of articles, collaborative authoring, and the tools and resources a scholarly writer needs to have on hand.
These guidelines for engineering writing and scientific writing are designed to help students communicate their technical work. To that end, these guidelines contain advice, models, and exercises for common writing and speaking assignments in engineering and science.