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CEM 851 Advanced Organic Chemistry: Writing Aid

MSU Writing Center

The Writing Center at Michigan State University provides one-on-one and group writing consultations, various writing-specific workshops, as well as writing groups for graduate students and faculty. The Writing Center has locations across campus. In the Main Library, it is located on the Second Floor West.


Click here to schedule a free one-on-one writing consultation.

Citation Style Guides & Science Writing

Citation Style Guides

Citation Guides and Generators  (online guide - MSU Libraries)

Documenting Electronic Sources in Specific Disciplines (OWL - Purdue Online Writing Lab)

ACS Style Guide:  Effective Communication of Scientific Information.   ACS.  2006 
Also in print - Main Library Reserves - 1 Circulation. QD8.5 .A25 2006

Cite using MSU Library SearchPlus

To find citation of library materials using SearchPlus 

Science Writing 

Benson, Phillipa Jane.  What Editors Want:  An Author's Guide to Scientific Writing Publishing

Blum, Knudson, Marantz, eds.  A Field Guide for Science Writers, Oxford University Press.  2nd ed.  2006. 

Davis, Holly.  A Short Guide to Writing About Chemistry.   Longman, 2010. 
MSU Main Library -QD8.5 .D38 2010

Dawking, Richard.  The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing. Oxford University Press. 2008.  
MSU Main Library - Q171 .O87 2008  

Gustavi, Bjorn.  How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper.  Cambridge University Press, 2003.
MSU Main Library - T11 .G86 2003

Hancock, Elise.  Ideas Into Words:  Mastering the Craft of Science Writing. 2003. 
MSU Main Library - T11 .H255 2003  

Robinson, Marin S.  Write Like A Chemist - A Guide and Resource  2008.  

Other 

The Seven Steps of the Research Progress   a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources you find  (Cornell University Library) 

The Web as a Research Tool - Evaluation Techniques  (Jan Alexander and Marsha Tate) 

Citation Management Tool

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