Scientific Writing Geology 233

Bibliography of Science Writing References; Scientific Communication, Internet Resources, Plagiarism, and Literary Style

Provided by:  Dr. Steven Altaner, Geology Dept., UIUC

Web Links:

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.

Bibliography:

Alley, M., 1996, The craft of scientific writing, 3rd ed.: New York, NY, Springer-Verlag, 282 p. [808.0666 A154c1996]

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]

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]

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. [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. [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]

Cleveland, W.S., 1985, The elements of graphing data: Monterey, CA, Wadsworth Advanced Books and Software, 323 p. [511.5 C599e]

Day R.A., 1998, How to write & publish a scientific paper, 5th ed.: Phoenix, AZ, Oryx Press, 275 p. [808.0665 D33h1998]

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]

Follett, W., 1998, Modern American usage: A guide, 1st revised ed.: New York, NY, Hill & Wang, 362 p. [423.1 F72m1998]

Garson, G.D., 2002, Guide to writing empirical papers, theses, and dissertations: New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 350 p. [808.02 G195g]

Hacker, D., 2000, Rules for writers, 4th ed.: Boston, MA, Bedford Books, 499 p. [808.02 H115R2000]

Hansen, W.R., ed., 1991Suggestions to Authors of the Reports of the United States Geological Survey, 7th ed.: U.S. Geological Survey. [655.522 UN3S1991]

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]

Montgomery, S.L., 2002, The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science: Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 228 p. [501.4 M767c]

Peterson, M.S., 1961, Scientific thinking and scientific writing: New York, NY, Reinhold Pub. Corp., 215 p. [501.49 P445]

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]

Strunk, W., Jr., 2000, The elements of style, 4th ed.: Ithaca, NY, Press of W.P. Humphrey, 43 p. [808.042 St89e2000]