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  • Chapter 1: Before You Begin Chapter 2: The PreWriting Step Chapter 3: The Drafting Step Chapter 4: The Revising Step Chapter 5: The Editing Step Chapter 6: The Proofreading Step Chapter 7: The Technical Stuff Chapter 8: Worked-out Examples Chapter 9: Section Templates Chapter 10: Elements of English Grammar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138742888 20180611
This book provides a comprehensive and coherent step-by-step guide to writing in scientific academic disciplines. It is an invaluable resource for those working on a PhD thesis, research paper, dissertation, or report. Writing these documents can be a long and arduous experience for students and their supervisors, and even for experienced researchers. However, this book can hold the key to success. Mapping the steps involved in the writing process - from acquiring and organizing sources of information, to revising early drafts, to proofreading the final product - it provides clear guidance on what to write and how best to write it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138742888 20180611
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Book
1 online resource.
  • A Note from the Series Editor, ix About the Authors, xi PART I A TECHNIQUE FOR WRITING LIKE A PROFESSIONAL 1 Introduction, 3 1 The Social Situation of Text 7 The Social Contexts for Technical Writing, 8 Models of the Writing Environment, 9 Transmission Models, 10 Correctness Models, 11 Cognitive/Behavioral Models, 13 Social/Rhetorical Models, 14 This Guide's Approach, 16 The Rhetorical Situation: Purpose, 18 The Rhetorical Situation: Audience, 21 The Rhetorical Situation: Identity, 26 The Rhetorical Situation: Context, 28 The Pragmatic Situation: Community and Genre, 29 2 Making Writing Decisions 33 Introduction, 34 Document Structure and Granularity, 35 Arranging Text at the Macro Level, 37 Sectioning and Heading Sections, 39 Aids for Navigating and Understanding Document Structure, 43 Creating Effects with Lexis and Syntax at the Micro Level, 45 Lexical Technique: Word Choice, Technical Terms, and Hedges and Boosters, 47 Syntactic Technique: Modification, Clausal Arrangement, and Discursive Cueing, 53 Intermediate Structural Units and Argumentative Movement, 68 Paragraph Cohesion and Paragraphs as Structural Units of a Document, 69 Structures Other than Paragraphs, 72 Citations and Other Intertextual Statements, 73 Implications for the Process of Writing, 75 Additional Reading, 77 PART 2 WRITING DOCUMENTS 79 Introduction 81 3 Writing to Know: Informative Documents 85 Introduction, 86 The Purposes of Informative Documents, 86 Occasions for Preparing an Informative Document, 88 Audiences for an Informative Document, 88 Key Communication Strategies When Writing to Know, 90 Understanding What Constitutes Sufficient Evidence to Support a Claim, 90 Structuring Evidence in Your Document, 91 Establishing Expertise, 92 Questions for Analyzing Existing Documents, 93 Some Typical Informative Documents, 93 Reports, 93 Specifications, 104 4 Writing to Enable: Instructions and Guidance 109 Introduction, 110 The Purposes of Enabling Documents, 110 Occasions for Preparing an Enabling Document, 112 Audiences for an Enabling Document, 112 Key Communication Strategies When Writing to Enable, 113 Anticipating a Document's Use Context, 113 Deciding How Much Background Is Warranted, 115 Testing the Document with Users, 116 Questions for Analyzing Existing Documents, 119 Characteristic Enabling Documents, 119 Manuals/Guides and Other Documents That Primarily Contain Instructions/Directions/Procedures, 119 Tutorials/Training Materials, 128 Policies, 130 5 Writing to Convince: Persuasive Documents 133 Introduction, 134 The Purposes of Persuasive Documents, 134 Occasions for Preparing a Persuasive Document, 135 Audiences for the Persuasive Document, 136 Key Communication Strategies When Writing to Convince, 137 Designing Your Argument to Consider the Audience's Preexisting Beliefs, 137 Using the Terms and Values of the Audience to Articulate a Shared Goal, 140 Assuring Outcomes and Benefits without Seeming Unrealistic, 142 Questions for Analyzing Existing Documents, 143 Typical Examples of Persuasive Documents, 145 Proposals, 145 Business Plans, 149 6 Correspondence: Medium of Workplace Collaboration 155 Introduction, 156 The Purposes of Correspondence, 157 Occasions for Preparing Correspondence, 158 Audiences for Correspondence, 158 Key Communication Strategies When Corresponding, 160 Consider Workplace Roles and Official and Unofficial Relationships and Responsibilities, 160 Evaluate Target Size and Frequency of Communication for a Relationship, 162 Pause to Reconsider Composition, Time, and Tone before Sending, 163 Characteristics of Correspondence Documents, 165 Letters, Memoranda, and E-mails, 165 Types of Correspondence, 167 Pre- and Post-meeting Documents: Announcements, Agendas, and Minutes, 170 Social Media, 171 Appendix: IEEE Style for References, 173 Index, 183.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119070139 20180430
Helps both engineers and students improve their writing skills by learning to analyze target audience, tone, and purpose in order to effectively write technical documents This book introduces students and practicing engineers to all the components of writing in the workplace. It teaches readers how considerations of audience and purpose govern the structure of their documents within particular work settings. The IEEE Guide to Writing in the Engineering and Technical Fields is broken up into two sections: Writing in Engineering Organizations and What Can You Do With Writing? The first section helps readers approach their writing in a logical and persuasive way as well as analyze their purpose for writing. The second section demonstrates how to distinguish rhetorical situations and the generic forms to inform, train, persuade, and collaborate. The emergence of the global workplace has brought with it an increasingly important role for effective technical communication. Engineers more often need to work in cross-functional teams with people in different disciplines, in different countries, and in different parts of the world. Engineers must know how to communicate in a rapidly evolving global environment, as both practitioners of global English and developers of technical documents. Effective communication is critical in these settings. The IEEE Guide to Writing in the Engineering and Technical Fields Addresses the increasing demand for technical writing courses geared toward engineers Allows readers to perfect their writing skills in order to present knowledge and ideas to clients, government, and general public Covers topics most important to the working engineer, and includes sample documents Includes a companion website that offers engineering documents based on real projects The IEEE Guide to Engineering Communication is a handbook developed specifically for engineers and engineering students. Using an argumentation framework, the handbook presents information about forms of engineering communication in a clear and accessible format. This book introduces both forms that are characteristic of the engineering workplace and principles of logic and rhetoric that underlie these forms. As a result, students and practicing engineers can improve their writing in any situation they encounter, because they can use these principles to analyze audience, purpose, tone, and form.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119070139 20180430
Book
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)
Book
1 online resource (ix, 86 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Acknowledgements-- To the student-- Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction to science and scientific writing-- Part II. Writing the First Draft: Format: 2. Starting to write-- 3. Introduction-- 4. Materials and methods-- 5. Results-- 6. Discussion-- 7. Title and abstract-- Part III. Crafting the Final Version: Scientific Style: 8. Revising your paper-- 9. References-- Part IV. The Anatomy of Scientific Papers: 10. Transitioning to writing about original research-- References-- Further reading-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107117402 20171009
Writing clear, impactful reports is a crucial skill for science students, but few books focus on this area for the undergraduate. Particularly useful for biology students, this text adopts a hands-on approach, using example reports and published papers as models to put guidance into practice. An introductory chapter familiarizes undergraduates with the principles of writing science. Two model reports are then developed, walking students through experimental and observational teaching-lab reports. The structure and content of the Introduction, Methods and Materials, Results, and Discussion are explained, together with tips for the title, abstract, and references. Students are then guided on how to polish their first draft. The last section of the book analyzes two published papers, helping the reader transition to reporting original research. Clearly and concisely written, this text offers a much-needed lifeline for science students facing science report-writing for the first time, and for those looking to hone their writing skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107117402 20171009
Book
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
Book
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)
Book
1 online resource (275 pages) : illustrations, tables
  • 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)9780415834612 20180521
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)9780415834612 20180521
Book
xv, 258 pages ; 26 cm.
  • 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)9780415834612 20180521
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)9780415834612 20180521
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
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.
Book
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)
Book
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
Book
264 p. : ill.
Book
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)
Book
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.].
Book
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)
Book
1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
Book
1 online resource (139 pages)
Book
1 online resource (xiv, 105 p.)
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