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Biology: Writing & Citing
This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in biology.
How to Write a Successful Science Thesis by William E. Russey; Hans F. Ebel; Claus Bliefert; Hans Friedrich Ebel
Call Number: LB 2369 .R86 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Reporting Research: A Biologist's Guide to Articles, Talks, and Posters by R. S. Clymo
Call Number: QH 304.C685 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words by David LindsayTelling people about research is just as important as doing it. But many researchers, who, in all other respects, are competent scientists, are afraid of writing. They are wary of the unwritten rules, the unspoken dogma and the inexplicably complex style, all of which seem to pervade conventional thinking about scientific writing. This book has been written to expose these phantoms as largely smoke and mirrors, and replace them with principles that make communicating research easier and encourage researchers to write confidently. It presents a way of thinking about writing that emulates the way good scientists think about research. It concentrates on the structure of articles, rather than simply on grammar and syntax. So, it is an ideal reference for researchers preparing articles for scientific journals, posters, conference presentations, reviews and popular articles; for students preparing theses; and for researchers whose first language is not English. Scientific Writing = Thinking in Wordsexpounds principles that produce scientific articles in a wide range of disciplines that are focused, concise and, best of all, easy to write and read. As one senior scientist observed, "This book not only made me a better writer; it made me a better scientist".
A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology by Karin Knisely
Call Number: QH 304 .P43 2016
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Writing in Biology: A Brief Guide by Leslie Ann Roldan; Mary-Lou Pardu
Call Number: QH 304.R65 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Writing Scientific Research Articles by Margaret Cargill; Patrick O'ConnorThis book shows scientists how to apply their analysis and synthesis skills to overcoming the challenge of how to write, as well as what to write, to maximise their chances of publishing in international scientific journals. The book uses analysis of the scientific article genre to provide clear processes for writing each section of a manuscript, starting with clear 'story' construction and packaging of results. Each learning step uses practical exercises to develop writing and data presentation skills based on reader analysis of well-written example papers. Strategies are presented for responding to referee comments, and for developing discipline-specific English language skills for manuscript writing and polishing. The book is designed for scientists who use English as a first or an additional language, and for individual scientists or mentors or a class setting. In response to reader requests, the new edition includes review articles and the full range of research article formats, as well as applying the book's principles to writing funding applications. Web support for this book is available at www.writeresearch.com.au