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Last Updated: 18-Nov-2013

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"Everyone, no matter what their field, needs the ability to communicate effectively in a range of situations. Academic and professional success depend upon it."

Writing Matters: Faculty Edition: "Nicholas Jenkins, Faculty Director of PWR, asked ten members of Stanford's faculty in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering about the importance of communication in their disciplines and about why writing matters to them."

Writing Matters: Student Edition: "Stanford undergraduate students in engineering, the humanities, mathematics, and the natural sciences talk about the importance of communication in their disciplines, and how their PWR experiences played a role in why writing matters to them."

3rd ed. / Washington, DC : American Chemical Society ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Request at circulation desk » QD8.5 .A25 2006
"An essential constant in this changing environment is the requirement that information remain accurate, clear, unambiguous, and ethically sound. The ACS Style Guide is the definitive source for all information needed to write, review, submit, and edit scholarly and scientific manuscripts. It is also an excellent resource for learning how to effectively communicate scientific information." (publisher's description)
3rd ed. New York : Springer, c1996.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » T11 .A37 1996
"The Craft of Scientific Writing is designed to help scientists and engineers--both professionals already active in the disciplines as well as students preparing to enter the professions--write about their work clearly and effectively. The author, who is both a writer and an applied physicist, approaches the subject in a fresh way. Using scores of examples from a wide variety of authors and disciplines, the book demonstrates the difference between strong scientific writing and weak scientific writing. The book includes many useful suggestions about approaching a wide variety of writing tasks--from laboratory reports to grant proposals, from internal communications to press releases--as well as a concise guide to style and usage appropriate for scientific writing." (publisher's description)

Technical writing

Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference, c2004.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » T11 .D417 2004
10th ed. New York : St. Martin's, c2012.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » T11 .B78 2012
7th ed. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » T11 .D33 2012
Expanded ed. Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2011.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » T11 .L456 2011
3rd ed. Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, c2002.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » T11 .A376 2002
2nd ed. New York : IEEE Press, c2003.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » T11 .W75 2003
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » T11 .G626 2006
Oxford [U.K.] ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » T11 .S345 2012

* Biology

Don Mills, Ont. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Biology Library (Falconer) » Stacks » QH304 .N67 2011
2nd ed. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Biology Library (Falconer) » Stacks » QH315 .H25 2006
Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, c1999.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Reference (non-circulating) » QH304.5 .Q36 1999
8th ed. Boston : Pearson, c2013.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » QH304 .P43 2013
3rd ed. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » R119 .M28 2008

Biology > authorship

  1. Jan A. Pechenik. 2013

    Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » QH304 .P43 2013

  2. Karin Knisely, Bucknell University. 2013

    Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » QH304 .K59 2013

  3. Angelika H. Hofmann, Ph.D., Yale University. 2013

    Biology Library (Falconer) » Stacks » QH304 .H64 2013

  4. Victoria E. McMillan. 2012

    Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » QH304 .M36 2012

  5. by George Levine. 2011

    Biology Library (Falconer) » Stacks » QH365 .O8 L48 2011

* Chemistry

3rd ed. / Washington, DC : American Chemical Society ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Request at circulation desk » QD8.5 .A25 2006
"An essential constant in this changing environment is the requirement that information remain accurate, clear, unambiguous, and ethically sound. The ACS Style Guide is the definitive source for all information needed to write, review, submit, and edit scholarly and scientific manuscripts. It is also an excellent resource for learning how to effectively communicate scientific information." (publisher's description)
2nd, comp. rev. ed. Weinheim ; Cambridge : Wiley-VCH, 2004.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » QD9.15 .E23 2004
3rd ed. Cambridge, UK : RSC Pub., c2007.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Reference (non-circulating) » QD451.5 .Q36 2007
Boston : Longman, c2010.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » QD9.15 .D38 2010
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » QD9.15 .W75 2008
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, c2001.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » QD9.15 .K68 2001

* Engineering

New York : IEEE Press, c2000.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » T10.5 .H57 2000
2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2005.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » T11 .B396 2005
New York : Center for Chemical Process Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1996.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » TP149 .G845 1996
New York : Wiley, c1995.
Green Library » Stacks » QA76.9 .D6 H63 1995
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » T10.5 .S26 2006
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » T11 .V358 2008
British English ed. New York, N.Y. : ASME Press, c2005.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » T11 .Y69 2005B

* Geology

Victoria, B.C. : Brian Grant, 1999.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner) » Stacks » QE48.85 .G73 1999
Boston : Pearson, c2012.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner) » Stacks » QE48.85 .C67 2012
5th ed. Alexandria, Va. : American Geological Institute, c1995.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner) » Stacks » QE48.85 .G46 1995
2nd ed. Don Mills, Ont. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Green Library » InfoCenter (non-circulating) » G70 .N67 2001

Geology > authorship

  1. by Peter Copeland. 2012

    Earth Sciences Library (Branner) » StacksReference (non-circulating) » QE48.85 .C67 2012QE48.85 .C67 2012

  2. Srinivasa Rao Koneru. 2004

    Earth Sciences Library (Branner) » Stacks » 550.6 .G3458M V.58

  3. by Brian Grant. 1999

    Earth Sciences Library (Branner) » Stacks » QE48.85 .G73 1999

  4. edited by Robert L. Bates, Marla D. Adkins-Heljeson, and Rex C. Buchanan. 1995

    Earth Sciences Library (Branner) » Stacks » QE48.85 .G46 1995

  5. by Hellmut H. Doelling and Grant C. Willis. 1995

    Earth Sciences Library (Branner) » Stacks » 557.4 .U19C NO.89

* Math & Stats

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Math & Statistics Library » Stacks » T11 .M484 2005
2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa. : Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM, 3600 Market Street, Floor 6, Philadelphia, PA 19104), 1998.
Providence, RI : American Mathematical Society, c2005.
Math & Statistics Library » Stacks » QA42 .K727 2005
Reading, MA : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1984.
Math & Statistics Library » Stacks » Z253.4 .T47 K58 1984

* Physics

4th ed. New York, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 1990.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Reference (non-circulating) » QC5.45 .A45 1990
For guidance in writing, editing, and preparing physics manuscripts for publication. Prepared under the direction of the American Institute of Physics Publication Board. Images are available free-of-charge for downloading from this site in Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF).

Dissertations & theses

Dissertations & theses

Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2009.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LB2369 .C273 2009
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » LB2369 .G87 2012
Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2006.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » LB2369 .R87 2006
3rd ed. Maidenhead, England : McGraw Hill, 2011.
British English ed. New York, N.Y. : ASME Press, c2005.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » T11 .Y69 2005B

Dissertations, Academic > Handbooks, manuals

  1. Joanne Broder Sumemerson. 2014

    Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LB2369 .S837 2014

  2. Lawrence F. Locke, Waneen Wyrick Spirduso, Stephen J. Silverman. 2014

    Green Library » Social Sciences Resource Center (non-circulating) » Q180.55 .P7 L63 2014

  3. Cynthia Grant and Daniel R. Tomal. 2013

    Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LB2369 .G69 2013

Grant proposals

Writing research and grant proposals

Los Angeles : Sage, 2012.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » PE1404 .D46 2012
1st ed. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2003.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » Q180.55 .G7 B53 2003
Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, c2012.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » Q180.55 .P7 O78 2012
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2013.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » Q180 .U5 L486 2013
2nd ed. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Biology Library (Falconer) » Stacks » QH315 .H25 2006
5th ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » Q180.55 .P7 L63 2007
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Green Library » Stacks » Q180.55 .G7 C44 2004
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » Q223 .H63 2010
Oxford [U.K.] ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » T11 .S345 2012
2nd ed. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » Q180.55 .P7 F75 2009

Proposal writing for grants from SearchWorks

Below are titles at Stanford with the subject heading "Proposal writing for grants."

  1. Timothy Kachinske, Judith Kachinske. 2010

  2. Timothy Kachinske, Judith Kachinske. 2010

  3. edited by Willo Pequegnat and Ellen Stover. 1995

    Green Library » Stacks » HG177 .H683 1995

  4. Michael Hopkins. 1990

    SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving) » Temporary shelving » HC241.2 .H62 1990

  5. National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs. 1990s

    Green Library » US Federal Documents » NF 3.26:

  6. Otto O. Yang. 2012

Science books

Science books

San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, c2010.
Heidelberg : Winter, c2009.
Green Library » Stacks » E169.1 .J332 V.180
First Da Capo Press edition. Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2013.
Marine Biology Library (Miller) » Stacks » T11 .S354 2013

How to write science books

 "In this 2010 Web Focus from Nature magazine, five top science book writers offer advice for budding authors in a series of interviews in Nature's Books & Arts section.

* Peter Atkins reveals the hard work behind a successful textbook;

* Carl Zimmer highlights how passion is essential for popular science;

* David Brin reveals how criticism improves his fiction writing;

* Georgina Ferry shares research tips for biographies; and

* Joanna Cole explains how to convey science to children."

Web & apps

Web & apps

1st ed. Sebastopol, [Calif.] : O'Reilly, c2009.
1st ed. Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, c2008.
Green Library » HAS-DIGIT (Lane Room) (non-circulating) » TK5105.88823 .W54 B76 2008
Croydon [England] : Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators, 2008.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » QA76.76 .H94 C68 2008