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Scholarly Writing and Publishing: Biology/Life Sciences
This guide is designed to help you find materials from the Houston Cole Library or online for scholarly writing and publication.
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Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing by Margot Northey; Patrick von AderkasThe Making Sense series offers clear, concise guides to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate study. The volumes in the Making Sense series-covering courses in humanities, social sciences, life sciences, engineering, psychology, religious studies, and education-are intended for students in any undergraduate course with a research and writing component, but are especially appropriate for those at the first-year level. Revisions to the second edition of Making Sense in the Life Sciences include coverage of new developments in technology-based research and writing. It provides examples on how to read scientific articles, how to find the papers that students need for their essays, and how to move this information into bibliographies. This edition also provides examples of how to search across various databases to find the important papers in a field, as well as how to burrow deeply into scientific literature.
Writing in the Biological Sciences by Angelika H. HofmannPractical and easy to use, Writing in the Biological Sciences: A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication, Third Edition, presents students with all of the techniques and information they need to communicate their scientific ideas, insights, and discoveries. Angelika H. Hofmann introduces students to the underlying principles and guidelines of professional scientific writing and then teaches them how to apply these methods when composing essential forms of scientific writing and communication. Ideal as a free-standing textbook for courses on writing in the biological sciences--or as an accompanying text or reference guide in courses and laboratories with writing-intensive components--this indispensable handbook gives students the tools they need to succeed in their undergraduate science careers and beyond.New to This Edition:New sections on: the scientific methodscientific writingscientific ethicsbasic statistical analysisthe most common interview questionsAn expanded section on plagiarismA glossary of scientific and technical termsAn updated layout of the text and chapter overviewsUpdated PowerPoint slides
Call Number: QH304.H64 2019
Publication Date: 2018-06-04
Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences by Victoria E. McMillan
Call Number: QH 304.M36 2017
Publication Date: 2016
Writing Successful Science Proposals by Andrew J. Friedland; Carol L. Folt; Jennifer L. MercerAn authoritative how-to guide that explains every aspect of science proposal writing This fully revised edition of the authoritative guide to science proposal writing is an essential tool for any researcher embarking on a grant or thesis application. In accessible steps, the authors detail every stage of proposal writing, from conceiving and designing a project to analyzing data, synthesizing results, estimating a budget, addressing reviewer comments, and resubmitting. This new edition is updated to address changes and developments over the past decade, including identifying opportunities and navigating the challenging proposal-funding environment. The only how-to book of its kind, it includes exercises to help readers stay on track as they develop their grant proposals and is designed for those in the physical, life, environmental, biomedical, and social sciences, as well as engineering.
Call Number: Q 180.55 .P7 F75 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-07
Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks by Wendy Laura Belcher