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1 online resource.
iv, 148 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Understanding the biomedical publishing enterprise
  • Preparation of a biomedical manuscript for publication
  • Submission, review, revision and publication.
Medical Library (Lane)
1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
  • Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Science Communication 1.3 Summary 1.4 Study Questions 1.5 Suggested Readings 1.6 References Chapter 2: Publishing work in academic journals 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Scoping your deliverables 2.3 Choosing a journal 2.4 Writing and manuscript preparation 2.5 The peer review process 2.6 Reviewing papers 2.7 Citations and metrics - getting recognised 2.8 Summary 2.9 Study Questions 2.10 Suggested Readings 2.11 References Chapter 3: Applying for Funding 3.1 Introduction 3.2 What makes a good idea? 3.3 How to find a funding body and funding calls 3.4 What are the components of a research proposal? 3.4.1 Case for support 3.4.2 Pathway to impact 3.5 Budgeting 3.6 The funding process and peer review 3.7 Summary 3.8 Study Questions 3.9 Suggested Reading 3.10 References Chapter 4: Presenting 4.1 Introduction 4.2 A three-way approach 4.2.1 Developing your narrative 4.2.2 Understanding your audience 4.2.3 Managing yourself 4.3 Dealing with nerves 4.4 Rhetoric 4.5 Using your tools 4.6 Timings 4.7 Answering questions (and asking them) 4.8 Poster design & etiquette 4.9 Summary 4.10 Study Questions 4.11 Suggested Readings 4.12 References Chapter 5: Outreach and Public Engagement 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Nomenclature 5.3 Working with children 5.3.1 Children in a formal environment 5.3.2 Children in an informal environment 5.4 General Public 5.5 Citizen Science 5.6 Funding 5.7 Advertising 5.8 Evaluation 5.9 Training 5.10 Summary 5.11 Study Questions 5.12 References 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Why, when, and how to, engage with the media 6.3 Press releases 6.4 Constructing a narrative for mass media 6.5 Television and Radio interviews 6.6 Summary 6.7 Suggested Reading 6.8 Study Questions 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Blogs 7.3 Podcasts 7.4 Social media platforms 7.5 Twitter 7.6 Facebook 7.7 LinkedIn 7.8 YouTube 7.9 Research Gate 7.10 Others 7.11 Digital Collaborations 7.12 Summary 7.13 Study Questions 7.14 Suggested Readings Chapter 8: Other Essential Research skills 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Time management 8.3 Networking 8.4 Teamwork 8.5 Objective reflection 8.6 Mentoring 8.7 Career Planning 8.8 Open Science 8.8.1 Open Access 8.9 Integrity 8.10 Summary 8.11 Study Questions 8.12 Further Study 8.13 References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750311717 20161031
Scientists are often perceived to be poor communicators, but this can be due to a lack of formalised training at undergraduate level and beyond, rather than an innate inability to communicate. There are many areas of communication that scientists are expected to excel at; for example the writing of technical reports and scientific papers. However, even in these fields there is often very little training given to scientists, with the majority of them expected to learn on the job in a kind of peer-review trial by fire. Effective Science Communication: A practical guide to engaging as a scientist provides a concise and practical guide devoted to the myriad of ways that scientists are expected to communicate in their day-to-day lives, combining for the first time modern methods of engagement such as dealing with the modern media and professional social networking, with traditional methods of technical (and non-technical) presentation, paper-writing and proposal shaping. By offering practical and applicable advice, it provides effectual tools to develop skills to communicate with a variety of audiences in an effective and engaging manner. It includes specific examples and advice on how to apply best practice, and also focuses on teaching the underlying skills that are necessary to use the required tools; for example when demonstrating how to give effective presentations, there will be a focus on the underlying skillset (confidence, pacing, stance) that is necessary to be an effective narrator and communicator, rather than simply talking about the toolset (e.g. how to make nice PowerPoint slides). The book provides a helping hand to all scientists, but especially those beginning their career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750311717 20161031
144 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Why science PIOs matter (and communication 101)
  • Finding stories and deciding what to write about
  • Writing stories
  • Pitching stories
  • Illustrating stories with multimedia
  • Getting scientists to tell their stories
  • Telling the story yourself: social media and blogs
  • Measuring your story's success: metrics
  • Stories you don't want: crisis communications
  • Conclusion: The science PIO commandments.
Whether sharing a spectacular shot from a deep-space probe, announcing a development in genetic engineering, or crafting an easy-to-reference list of cancer risk factors, science public information officers, or PIOs, serve as scientific liaisons, connecting academic, nonprofit, government, and other research organizations with the public. And as traditional media outlets cut back on their science coverage, PIOs are becoming a vital source for science news. W. Matthew Shipman's Handbook for Science Public Information Officers covers all aspects of communication strategy and tactics for members of this growing specialty. It includes how to pitch a story, how to train researchers to navigate interviews, how to use social media effectively, and how to respond to a crisis. The handbook offers a wealth of practical advice while teaching science PIOs how to think critically about what they do and how they do it, so that they will be prepared to take advantage of any situation, rather than being overwhelmed by it. For all science communicators-whether they're starting their careers, crossing over from journalism or the research community, or professional communicators looking to hone their PIO skills-Shipman's Handbook for Science Public Information Officers will become their go-to reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226179469 20160618
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xv, 258 pages ; 26 cm
  • Science communication research : themes and challenges / Massimiano Bucchi and Brian Trench
  • Popular science books : from public education to science bestsellers / Alice Bell and Jon Turney
  • Science journalism : prospects in the digital age / Sharon Dunwoody
  • Science museums and centres : evolution and contemporary trends / Bernard Schiele 5. Public Relations in Science : Managing the Trust Portfolio / Rick E. Borchelt and Kristian H. Nielsen
  • Scientists as public experts : expectations and responsibilities / Hans Peter Peters
  • Scientists in popular culture : the making of celebrities / Declan Fahy and Bruce Lewenstein
  • Science and technology in film : themes and representations / David A. Kirby
  • Environmentalists as communicators of science : advocates and critics / Steven Yearley
  • Publics and their participation in science and technology : changing roles, blurring boundaries / Edna F. Einsiedel
  • Public understanding of science : survey research around the world / Martin W. Bauer and Bankole A. Falade
  • Risk, science and public communication : third-order thinking about scientific culture / Alan Irwin
  • Engaging in science policy controversies : insights from the US climate change debate / Matthew C. Nisbet
  • Communicating the social sciences : a specific challenge? / Angela Cassidy
  • Health campaign research : enduring challenges and new developments / Robert A. Logan
  • Global spread of science communication : institutions and practices across continents / Brian Trench and Massimiano Bucchi, with Latifah Amin, Gultekin Cakmakci, Bankole A. Falade, Arko Olesk, Carmelo Polino
  • Assessing the impact of science communication : approaches to evaluation / Federico Neresini and Giuseppe Pellegrini.
Engineering Library (Terman)
1 online resource (xv, 258 pages).
  • 1. Science Communication Research: Themes and Challenges Massimiano Bucchi and Brian Trench 2. Popular Science Books: From Public Education to Science Bestsellers Alice Bell and Jon Turney 3. Science Journalism: Prospects in the Digital Age Sharon Dunwoody 4. Science Museums and Centres: Evolution and Contemporary Trends Bernard Schiele 5. Public Relations in Science: Managing the Trust Portfolio Rick E. Borchelt and Kristian H. Nielsen 6. Scientists as Public Experts: Expectations and Responsibilities Hans Peter Peters 7. Scientists in Popular Culture: the Making of Celebrities Declan Fahy and Bruce Lewenstein 8. Science and Technology In Film: Themes and Representations David A. Kirby 9. Environmentalists as Communicators of Science: Advocates and Critics Steven Yearley 10. Publics and Their Participation in Science and Technology: Changing Roles, Blurring Boundaries Edna F. Einsiedel 11. Public Understanding of Science: Survey Research Around the World Martin W. Bauer and Bankole A. Falade 12. Risk, Science and Public Communication: Third-Order Thinking About Scientific Culture Alan Irwin 13. Engaging in Science Policy Controversies: Insights From the US Climate Change Debate Matthew C. Nisbet 14. Communicating the Social Sciences: a Specific Challenge? Angela Cassidy 15. Health Campaign Research: Enduring Challenges and New Developments Robert A. Logan 16. Global Spread of Science Communication: Institutions and Practices Across Continents Brian Trench and Massimiano Bucchi, with Latifah Amin, Gultekin Cakmakci, Bankole A. Falade, Arko Olesk, Carmelo Polino 17. Assessing the Impact of Science Communication: Approaches to Evaluation Federico Neresini and Giuseppe Pellegrini.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781135049478 20160616
Communicating science and technology is a high priority of many research and policy institutions, a concern of many other private and public bodies, and an established subject of training and education. Over the past few decades, the field has developed and expanded significantly, both in terms of professional practice and in terms of research and reflection. The Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology provides a state-of-the-art review of this fast-growing and increasingly important area, through an examination of the research on the main actors, issues, and arenas involved. In this brand-new revised edition, the book brings the reviews up-to-date and deepens the analysis. As well as substantial reworking of many chapters, it gives more attention to digital media and the global aspects of science communication, with the inclusion of four new chapters. Several new contributors are added to leading mass-communication scholars, sociologists, public-relations practitioners, science writers, and others featured herein. With key questions for further discussion highlighted in each chapter, the handbook is a student-friendly resource and its scope and expert contributors mean it is also ideal for both practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the perspectives of different disciplines and of different geographical and cultural contexts, this original text provides an interdisciplinary and global approach to the public communication of science and technology. It is a valuable resource for students, researchers, educators, and professionals in media and journalism, sociology, the history of science, and science and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781135049478 20160616
ebrary Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.
xv, 722 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publishing fundamentals
  • Elements of a scientific publication
  • Publication policies and practices
  • The basics of copyright
  • General style conventions
  • Alphabets, symbols, and signs
  • Punctuation and related marks
  • Spelling, word formation and division, plurals, and possessives
  • Prose style and word choice
  • Names and personal designations
  • Capitalization
  • Type styles, excerpts, quotations, and ellipses
  • Abbreviations
  • Numbers, units, mathematical expressions, and statistics
  • Time, dates, and age measurements
  • Geographic designations
  • Special scientific conventions
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • Subatomic particles, chemical elements, and related notations
  • Chemical formulas and names
  • Chemical kinetics and thermodynamics
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Drugs and pharmacokinetics
  • Genes, chromosomes, and related molecules
  • Taxonomy and nomenclature
  • Structure and function
  • Disease names
  • The earth
  • Astronomical objects and time systems
  • Technical elements of publications
  • Journal style and format
  • Published media
  • References
  • Accessories to text: tables, figures, and indexes
  • Typography and manuscript preparation
  • Proof correction.
For more than fifty years, authors, editors, and publishers in the scientific community have turned to Scientific Style and Format for authoritative recommendations on all matters of writing style and citation. Developed by the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the leading professional association in science publishing, this indispensable guide encompasses all areas of the sciences. Now in its eighth edition, it has been fully revised to reflect today's best practices in scientific publishing. Scientific Style and Format citation style has been comprehensively reorganized, and its style recommendations have been updated to align with the advice of authoritative international bodies. Also new to the eighth edition are guidelines and examples for citing online images and information graphics, podcasts and webcasts, online videos, blogs, social networking sites, and e-books. Style instructions for physics, chemistry, genetics, biological sciences, and astronomy have been adjusted to reflect developments in each field. The coverage of numbers, units, mathematical expressions, and statistics has been revised and now includes more information on managing tables, figures, and indexes. Additionally, a full discussion of plagiarism and other aspects of academic integrity is incorporated, along with a complete treatment of developments in copyright law, including Creative Commons. For the first time in its history, Scientific Style and Format will be available simultaneously in print and online. Online subscribers will receive access to full-text searches of the new edition and other online tools, as well as the popular Chicago Manual of Style Online forum, a community discussion board for editors and authors. Whether online or in print, the eighth edition of Scientific Style and Format remains the essential resource for those writing, editing, and publishing in the scientific community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226116495 20160613
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource.
  • Part I. Structure and Content of a Manual.- Title, Table of Contents, About, Introduction, Product Overview, What's in the Box.- Key Features.- Installation: Getting Started.- Instructions: Procedures.- Troubleshooting.- Warnings and Recommendations.- Updates, Warranty, Contact Details.- Part II. Writing Clearly, Concisely and Unambiguously.- Writing from a Reader Perspective.- Avoiding Redundancy and Long Sentences.- Word Order.- Terminology.- Avoiding Ambiguity.- Automatic Translation.- Part III. Layout and Order of Information.- Layout.- Headings.- Punctuation.- Capitalization.- Abbreviations and Acronyms.- Bullets.- Figures, Tables and Captions.- Dates and Numbers.- Giving Examples.- Referencing.- Spelling.- Part IV. Typical Mistakes.- Comparisons.- Definite Article (The), Indefinite Article (A, An), One.- Genitive.- Infinitive vs. Gerund.- Negotiations.- Passive vs. Active.- Pronouns.- Vocabulary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493906406 20160614
This book is intended for anyone whose job involves writing formal documentation. It is aimed at non-native speakers of English, but should also be of use for native speakers who have no training in technical writing. Technical writing is a skill that you can learn and this book outlines some simple ideas for writing clear documentation that will reflect well on your company, its image and its brand. The book has four parts: Structure and Content: Through examples, you will learn best practices in writing the various sections of a manual and what content to include. Clear Unambiguous English: You will learn how to write short clear sentences and paragraphs whose meaning will be immediately clear to the reader. Layout and Order Information: Here you will find guidelines on style issues, e.g., headings, bullets, punctuation and capitalization. Typical Grammar and Vocabulary Mistakes: This section is divided alphabetically and covers grammatical and vocabulary issues that are typical of user manuals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493906406 20160614
264 p. : ill.
1 volume (various pagings) ; 25 cm
  • Preface / SYMBOLS: Introduction / Alphabetical Symbols / Non-alphabetical Symbols / SEMANTIC: Introduction / Principle for the Abbreviation of Mathematical Words / Latin Abbreviations / Anathemas in Technical Exposition / Ubiquitous Technical Terms / Confusable Words in Mathematics / Confusables in Metamathematics / SYNTAX: Introduction / Grammatical Concepts in Mathematical Writing / Aids to Metamathematical Exposition / Punctuation Marks in Mathematics and Metamathematics / Spelling Marks / STYLES: Introduction / Euphony / Etiquettes / Elegance / Appendixes / References / Author Index / Humor Index / Subject Index / Thrill Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842657393 20170130
WRITE MATHEMATICS RIGHT: Principles of Professional Presentation, Exemplified with Humor and Thrills is a Hand book for students and new professionals in research and teaching. From the existing books on Mathematical writing, this book differs in six ways: Explicit statement of the principles (142) of good mathematical exposition - in response to an international demand announced in 2002 Introduction of elegance, euphony, and etiquettes as the three characteristic features of Style of writing Illustrations (supporting principles) drawn from simple applications to natural/physical/social sciences, history, philosophy, and metamathematics Formula Cosmetics Humor Index Index of Thrills "The book is presented in an attractive and reader-friendly format and the text, written wittily and located with light humor, is very readable" - Prof. H.C. Pradhan, Director, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. "The author by his specialized craftsmanship made the presentation marvelous and artistic, which makes the reading pleasant, curiosity arousing and at times exciting" - Prof. P.V. Arunachalam, Founder Vice Chancellor, Dravidian University, Kuppam. "The book should be made mandatory reading for all and sundry connected with the world of mathematics." Prof. Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, Delhi University, New Delhi.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842657393 20170130
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (3 v. in 1 (various pagings)) : ill.
  • The IBM style guide : conventions for writers and editors / Francis DeRespinis ... [et al.]
  • DITA best practices : a roadmap for writing, editing, and architecting in DITA / Laura Bellamy, Michelle Carey, Jenifer Schlotfeldt
  • Developing quality technical information : a handbook for writers and editors / Gretchen Hargis ... [et al.].
xxiv, 647 p. ; 21 cm.
  • By topic
  • Preface
  • Five steps to successful writing
  • Checklist of the writing process
  • Handbook of technical writing: alphabetical entries
  • Index
  • Commonly misused words and phrases
  • Model documents and figures by topic.
Engineering Library (Terman)
1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
1 online resource (139 pages)
1 online resource (xiv, 105 p.)
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
1 online resource (xix, 224 p.) : ill.
  • The Nature of Technical Writing Introduction Who Writes Technical Documentation? Taxonomy of Technical Writing Technical Reporting Business Communications Scientific Writing Technical Writing Basics Introduction Structuring Your Writing Positioning Your Writing Choosing the Right Words Avoiding Traps Making Your Technical Writing More Interesting The 5 Cs of Technical Writing Referencing The Writing Process Introduction The Traditional Writing Process Environment Dealing with Writer's Block Meeting Deadlines Writing Tools Permissions and Plagiarism Scientific Writing Introduction Technical Reports Tutorials Opinion Research Papers Reviews of Books, Papers, and Reports Business Communications Introduction Resumes Transmittal Letters Writing Letters of Reference Memos Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes Customer Relations Writing Press Releases Presentations Technical Reporting Introduction Technical Procedures Proposals Panel Sessions Strategic Plans and Planning Problem Reports Using Graphical Elements Breaking up the Monotony Modeling Ideas with Graphics Selecting the Best Model for a Schedule Dealing with Figures Dealing with Tables Dealing with Equations Dealing with Dynamic Content Publishing Your Work Introduction Making a Living as a Writer The Review Process Handling Rejection Open Access Publishing Self-Publishing Writing for E-Media Introduction E-Mail Can Be Dangerous E-Newsletters Blogging Social Networks E-Magazines E-Readers Writing with Collaborators Introduction Writing in Different Voices Very Large Collaborative Writing Projects Behavior of Groups Other Paradigms for Team Building Antipatterns in Organizations Glossary Index Exercises and References appear at the end of each chapter.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439820858 20160711
Engineers and scientists of all types are often required to write reports, summaries, manuals, guides, and so forth. While these individuals certainly have had some sort of English or writing course, it is less likely that they have had any instruction in the special requirements of technical writing. Filling this void, Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists enables readers to write, edit, and publish materials of a technical nature, including books, articles, reports, and electronic media. Written by a renowned engineer and widely published technical author, this guide complements the traditional writer's reference manuals and other books on technical writing. It helps readers understand the practical considerations in writing technical content. Drawing on his own work, the author presents many first-hand examples of writing, editing, and publishing technical materials. These examples illustrate how a publication originated as well as various challenges and solutions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439820858 20160711
1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
  • Foreword xviii About this publication xxi Acknowledgments xxii About the authors xxiv Chapter 1 Language and grammar 1 Abbreviations 1 General guidelines 1 Spelled-out forms of abbreviations 3 Periods with abbreviations 5 Latin abbreviations 6 Abbreviations in headings and titles 7 Abbreviations in glossaries 7 Abbreviations in indexes 7 Abbreviations for units of time 8 Anthropomorphism 8 Articles 10 Capitalization 11 Capitalization styles 11 Capitalization and abbreviations 13 Capitalization and colons 14 Capitalization and figures 14 Capitalization in general text 14 Capitalization in glossaries 16 Capitalization in headings and titles 16 Capitalization and hyphens 17 Capitalization in indexes 18 Capitalization in interfaces 18 Capitalization of letters as letters 19 Capitalization in lists 20 Capitalization for tables in text 20 Capitalization of computer-related terms 20 Contractions 24 Prepositions 25 Pronouns 27 Ambiguous pronoun references 27 ender-neutral pronouns 27 Personal pronouns 29 Relative pronouns 29 Spelling 30 Verbs 31 General guidelines 31 Mood 32 Person 33 Tense 35 Voice 35 Chapter 2 Punctuation 37 Punctuation marks and special characters 37 Individual punctuation marks or special characters 37 Series of punctuation marks or special characters 39 Common punctuation marks and special characters 39 Apostrophes 41 Apostrophes in plurals 41 Apostrophes in possessives 41 Colons 42 Colons in running text 42 Colons in headings and titles 43 Colons after introductory text 43 Colons and capitalization 44 Colons with numbers 45 Commas 45 Commas between clauses 45 Commas after introductory words and phrases 46 Commas between items in a series 47 Commas with nonrestrictive clauses 47 Commas as separators in numbers 47 Commas with quotation marks 48 Dashes 48 En dashes 48 Em dashes 48 Ellipses 49 Ellipses in running text 49 Ellipses in examples and quotations 49 Ellipses in user interfaces 50 Spacing and punctuation with ellipses 50 Exclamation points 51 Hyphens 51 Hyphens with prefixes and suffixes 51 Hyphens with compound words 53 Hyphens and capitalization 55 Hyphens with numbers 56 Hyphens with ranges 56 Parentheses 57 Parentheses with abbreviations, symbols, and measurements 57 Parentheses to form plurals 57 Parentheses in running text 57 Periods 59 Periods in running text 59 Periods with abbreviations 59 Periods with file name extensions 60 Periods in headings and titles 61 Periods after introductory text 61 Periods with lists 62 Periods with numbers 63 Periods with parentheses 63 Periods with quotation marks 63 Quotation marks 64 Terminology for quotation marks 64 Quotation marks for emphasis 64 Double quotation marks 65 Single quotation marks 66 Quotation marks with other punctuation 66 Typographical considerations for quotation marks 67 Semicolons 67 Semicolons between independent clauses 68 Semicolons between items in a series 68 Slashes 68 Slashes in running text 69 Slashes in dates 70 Slashes in fractions 70 Slashes in mathematical equations 70 Slashes in path names 70 Slashes in web addresses 71 Chapter 3 Formatting and organization 73 Headings 73 Format of headings 73 Wording of headings 74 Punctuation with headings 74 Abbreviations in headings 75 Lists 75 Unordered lists 76 Ordered lists 76 Definition lists 76 Capitalization in lists 78 Wording of list items 78 Length of lists 79 Alphabetization and sorting methods of lists 79 Punctuation in lists 80 Lead-in wording 81 Nested lists 83 Procedures 84 Introducing the procedure 84 Writing steps 86 Indicating optional and conditional steps 88 Handling nonsequential actions 88 Ending the procedure 89 Figures 90 Figure captions and legends 91 Figure numbering 92 Figure references 92 Figure placement 93 Callouts in illustrations 93 Screen captures 94 Tables 96 Text in tables 96 Formatting tables 97 Table headings 97 Highlighting 102 Notes and notices 110 Revision indicators 114 Chapter 4 Structure 115 Topic-based information 115 Task topics 116 Concept topics 120 Reference topics 124 Links in topic-based information 128 Books 131 Sequence of book elements 131 Book elements and other items that might be included in a book 132 Books: Front matter 134 Books: Back matter 139 White papers 141 Structuring your paper 141 Writing your paper 142 Getting your paper reviewed and edited 142 Chapter 5 References 143 Footnotes 143 Footnotes in printed information 143 Footnotes in online information 144 Footnotes in tables 144 References to printed information 144 General guidelines 144 References within the same document 145 References outside the document 146 References to online information 148 General guidelines 148 References to IBM information centers 149 References to web addresses, protocols, and IP addresses 149 References to webcasts, web conferences, and other online broadcasts 153 Linking strategies 153 Chapter 6 Numbers and measurements 155 Expressing numbers 155 Numerals versus words 156 Separators in numbers 159 Ranges of numbers 159 Alignment of numbers in columns 161 Fractions, percentages, and ratios 162 Rounding numbers 163 Different number bases 164 Number complements 165 Mathematical equations and operational symbols 165 Multiplication 166 Exponents 166 Units of measurement 167 Abbreviations 168 Multiple dimensions 169 Tolerances 169 Dimension lines 169 Temperatures 169 Multiplier prefixes for units of measurement 170 Multiplier prefixes for bits and bytes 172 International currency designations 176 Local currency symbols 177 Dates 178 Abbreviated forms 179 Leading zeros 180 Date ranges 180 Times of the day 181 Using the 12-hour system 181 Using the 24-hour system 182 Telephone numbers 182 National telephone numbers 183 International telephone numbers 183 Fictitious telephone numbers 184 Chapter 7 Computer interfaces 185 Commands 185 Capitalization 185 Commands, parameters, and options in running text 185 Commands, parameters, and options in instructions 186 Command syntax 187 Using text to specify command syntax 188 Using diagrams to specify command syntax 192 Programming elements 196 Keywords 196 Variables 198 Code and command examples 198 Data entry on the command line 201 File names, file types, and directory names 203 Graphical user interface elements 206 Location of interface elements 206 Interface element labels 206 Usage and highlighting for user interface elements 208 Menu instructions and navigation 216 Menu instructions 216 Navigation trees 217 Directories 217 Mouse buttons 218 Keyboard keys 218 Verbs to use with keyboard keys 218 Key names 219 Key combinations 220 Messages 221 Message types 221 Components of error, warning, and information messages 222 Confirmation prompts 230 References to messages in documentation 231 Chapter 8 Writing for diverse audiences 233 Accessibility 233 International audiences 235 Style 236 Grammar 237 Terminology 240 Punctuation 241 Graphics and images 242 Chapter 9 Glossaries 245 Structure of glossary entries 245 Glossary terms 246 Glossary definitions 247 Relationships between terms in a glossary 251 Relationships between the glossary and other information 254 Sort order in a glossary 254 Chapter 10 Indexes 255 Levels of index entries 255 Integration and reuse 255 Size and sorting 256 Index content 256 Index structure 259 Levels 259 Locators 261 Number of subentries 262 Cross-posting 263 See and See also references 264 Other considerations 265 Index entries 266 Prohibited words 269 Index sorting 270 Appendixes 273 Appendix A. Exceptions for marketing content 274 Appendix B. DITA tags for highlighting 276 Appendix C. Word usage 300 Index 381.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780132101301 20160606
The IBM Style Guide distills IBM wisdom for developing superior content: information that is consistent, clear, concise, and easy to translate. The IBM Style Guide can help any organization improve and standardize content across authors, delivery mechanisms, and geographic locations. This expert guide contains practical guidance on topic-based writing, writing content for different media types, and writing for global audiences. Throughout, the authors illustrate the guidance with many examples of correct and incorrect usage. Writers and editors will find authoritative guidance on issues ranging from structuring information to writing usable procedures to presenting web addresses to handling cultural sensitivities. The guidelines cover these topics: * Using language and grammar to write clearly and consistently * Applying punctuation marks and special characters correctly * Formatting, organizing, and structuring information so that it is easy to find and use * Using footnotes, cross-references, and links to point readers to valuable, related information * Presenting numerical information clearly * Documenting computer interfaces to make it easy for users to achieve their goals * Writing for diverse audiences, including guidelines for improving accessibility * Preparing clear and effective glossaries and indexesThe IBM Style Guide can help any organization or individual create and manage content more effectively. The guidelines are especially valuable for businesses that have not previously adopted a corporate style guide, for anyone who writes or edits for IBM as an employee or outside contractor, and for anyone who uses modern approaches to information architecture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780132101301 20160606
ix, 112 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Maximizing chances of publication Chapter 2: Essential steps before writing a paper Chapter 3: Drafting papers Chapter 4: Complex studies Chapter 5: Linguistic points Chapter 6: Covering letters and referees' objections Chapter 7: Other kinds of written scientific communication Chapter 8: Summary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781441997876 20160605
This guide provides a framework, starting from simple statements, for writing papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals. It also describes how to address referees' comments, approaches for composing other types of scientific communications, and key linguistic aspects of scientific writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781441997876 20160605
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