Provided by: Dr. Steven Altaner, Geology Dept., UIUC
Evaluating Internet Information < http://www.lib.vt.edu/help/instruct/evaluate/evaluating.html>
This Web site from Virginia Tech U. Library gives a lengthy bibliography on how to critically evaluate Internet information
Evaluating Web Pages < http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html>
This Web site from U. Calif. Berkeley Library reviews how to critically evaluate information found on the Internet.
Geological Society of America Style < http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/geoguid5.htm>
This Web site from Geological Society of America provides information for authors, including samples of reference styles for various types of information sources.
Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It < http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml>
This Web site from Indiana Univ. reviews plagiarism, including specific examples, and how to avoid it.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab < http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/>
This excellent resource has helpful summaries of a vast array of writing topics, including the following broad categories: the writing process; professional, technical & job search writing; general academic writing; research & citation; grammar & mechanics; English as a Second Language; Internet literacy; and writing in engineering (& science).
Style Sheets for Citing Resources (Print & Electronic) < http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Help/guides.html>
This Web site from U. Calif. Berkeley Library includes suggestions for citing Internet information.
Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students < http://writing.engr.psu.edu/>
This web site accompanies the Alley (1996) textbook, referenced below. There is a lot of nicely presented information here including a writing workbook (with sample formats and documents) and interactive writing exercises to help students with issues of grammar, punctuation, usage, and style.
Alley, M., 1996, The craft of scientific writing, 3rd ed.: New York, NY, Springer-Verlag, 282 p. [808.0666 A154c1996, Geology; Grainger Reserves; Chemistry]
Anholt, R. H., 1994, Dazzle 'em with style: The art of oral scientific presentation: New York, NY, W.H. Freeman & Co., 211 p. [501.4 AN49d, Chem and Nat. Hist. stacks]
Bates, J.D., 1980, Writing with precision: How to write so that you cannot possibly be misunderstood: New York, Penguin Books, 322 p. [808.066 B31w2000, Geology] also older edition [PE1429 B351980, Law stacks]
Bates, R. L., Adkins-Heljeson, M. D., Buchanan, R. C., eds., 1995, Geowriting: A guide to writing, editing, and printing in the Earth Sciences, 5th ed.: Alexandria, VA, American Geological Institute, 80 p. [ Geology has 4th ed., 1984, 550.149 C64G1974]
Blum, D. Knudson, M., and Henig, R.M., eds., 2006, A field guide for science writers, 2nd ed.: Oxford University Press, 321 p. [Natural History Call Number: 070.4495 F4552006]
Bolsky, M.I., 1988, Better scientific and technical writing: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 195 p.
Booth, V., 1993, Communicating in science: Writing a scientific paper and speaking at scientific meetings, 2nd ed.: New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, 78 p. [808.0665 B644c1993 Geology, Math Ref., and Nat. Hist. stacks]
Cleveland, W.S., 1985, The elements of graphing data: Monterey, CA, Wadsworth Advanced Books and Software, 323 p. [511.5 C599e, Grainger, Math, Nat. Hist., & Vet. Med. stacks and Physics Ref.]
Day R.A., 1998, How to write & publish a scientific paper, 5th ed.: Phoenix, AZ, Oryx Press, 275 p. [808.0665 D33h1998, Chem., Biol., Nat Hist. & Vet. Med. stacks]
Dodd J.S., ed., 1997, The ACS style guide: A manual for authors and editors, 2nd ed.: Washington, DC, American Chemical Society, 460 p. [808.06654 Ac781997, Geology Ref., Chem Reserves]
Follett, W., 1998, Modern American usage: A guide, 1st revised ed.: New York, NY, Hill & Wang, 362 p. [423.1 F72m1998, Geology, Engl. Ref., UniHigh Ref.]
Garson, G.D., 2002, Guide to writing empirical papers, theses, and dissertations: New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 350 p. [808.02 G195g Geology]
Hacker, D., 2000, A pocket style manual, 3rd ed.: Boston, MA, Bedord Books, 233 p. [425 H115p2000, Geology, LIS Core Ref.]
Hacker, D., 2000, Rules for writers, 4th ed.: Boston, MA, Bedford Books, 499 p. [808.02 H115R2000, Geology Ref., Ed. Stacks]
Hansen, W.R., ed., 1991, Suggestions to Authors of the Reports of the United States Geological Survey, 7th ed.: U.S. Geological Survey. [655.522 UN3S1991, Geology Ref. & online]
Kenny, P., 1982, A handbook of public speaking for scientists and engineers: Adam Hilger, Ltd.
King, L.S., 1978, Why not say it clearly: A guide to scientific writing: Boston, MA, Little, Brown, 186 p. [808.06661 K58w, Grainger stacks]
Montgomery, S.L., 2002, The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science: Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 228 p. [Communications 501.4 M767c; ordered for Geology Ref.]
Peterson, M.S., 1961, Scientific thinking and scientific writing: New York, NY, Reinhold Pub. Corp., 215 p. [501.49 P445, ACES & Grainger stacks]
Picket, S.T.A., Hall, B.E., and Pace, M.L., 1991, Strategy and checklist for effective scientific talks: Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, v. 72, n. 1, p. 8-12. [570.6 EC, Biol. & Nat. Hist. stacks]
Strunk, W., Jr., 2000, The elements of style, 4th ed.: Ithaca, NY, Press of W.P. Humphrey, 43 p. [808.042 St89e2000, Geology Ref., Chem., Commun., & Undergrad. Ref.]
Content courtesy of Dr. Stephen Altaner, Geology Department, UIUC, Created 02/03/02