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Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library

Style guides

3rd ed. / Washington, DC : American Chemical Society ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Permanent reserve » 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)
AIP style manual
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).
Digital technologies have revolutionized publishing in the twenty-first century, but one thing hasn’t changed: The Chicago Manual of Style remains an indispensable reference for all who work with words—the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance.
Citing medicine
2nd ed. Bethesda, Md. : Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2007.
Scientific style and format
7th ed. Reston, VA : Council of Science Editors in cooperation with the Rockefeller University Press, 2006.
Biology Library (Falconer) » Reference (non-circulating) » T11 .S386 2006
Scientific Style and Format is a detailed and authoritative manual recommending both general and scientific publication style and format for scientific papers, journal articles, books, and other forms of publication. The seventh edition of this essential resource has been fully updated and expanded to reflect changes in recommendations from authoritative international bodies, to keep pace with the interdisciplinary approach to science, and to provide updated recommendations in the world of electronic publication and resources. (The previous edition has the subtitle: the CBE manual for authors, editors, and publishers by Style Manual Committee, Council of Biology Editors.)
Style and ethics of communication in science and engineering
San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, c2009.
In addition to presenting methods for writing clearly and concisely and improving oral presentations, this compact book provides practical guidelines for preparing theses, dissertations, journal papers for publication, and proposals for research funding. Issues of authorship, peer review, plagiarism, recordkeeping, and copyright are addressed in detail, and case studies of research misconduct are presented to highlight the need for proactive attention to scientific integrity.
The craft of scientific writing
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)
This book addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used by the professional scientist, science editor, general editor, science writer, and researcher.