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Earth & Planets Laboratory Library: Writing Guides

Writing Guides and Style Manuals


for Scientific Papers, Presentations, and Proposals


Alley, M.  The Craft of Scientific Presentations.  Springer, 2003.  [T 10.5 .A38 2003]

Alley, M.  The Craft of Scientific Writing, 3rd ed..  Springer, 1996.  [T 11 .A37 1996]

Anholt, R. R. H.  Dazzle ‘em with Style:  The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation.  Freeman, 1994.  [T 10.5 .A63 1994]

Brisco, M. H.  Preparing Scientific Illustrations: A Guide to Better Posters, Presentations, and Publications, 2nd ed. Springer, 1996.  [T 11.8 .B75 1996]

Chapin, P. G.  Research Projects and Research Proposals: A Guide for Scientists Seeking Funding. Cambridge University Press, 2004.  [Q 180.55 .G7 C44 2004]

Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed.  University of Chicago Press, 1993.  [PE 1408 .U69 1993]

Council of Science Editors.  Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual of Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th ed. CSE/Rockefeller University Press, 2006.  [T 11 .S34 2006]

Davis, M.  Scientific Papers and Presentations, rev. ed.  Academic Press, 2005.  [T 11 .D32 2005]

Harris, R. L.  Information Graphics: A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference.  Oxford University Press, 1999. [P 93.5 H29 1999]

Lebrun, J.-L.  Scientific Writing: A Reader and Writer’s Guide. World Scientific, 2007.  [T 11 .L42 2010] 

Luey, B.  Handbook for Academic Authors, 4th ed. Cambridge University Press, 2002.  [T 11 .L84 2002]

Sterken, C. Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers:  A Collection of Papers on Scientific Writing, 2011.  [QB14.2 .S25 2011]

Tufte, E. R.  The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint.  Graphics Press, 2003.  [P 93.5 .T83 2003]

Tufte, E. R.  The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.  Graphics Press, 1983.  [QA 276.3 .T83]

How to Write a Good Scientific Paper

Practical advice for writing for peer-reviewed scientific journals. SPIE Press (2018)


Scientific Papers and Presentations

Covers all aspects of communication for early scientists, including how to use multi-media effectively in presentations. Academic Press (2013)