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Style Guides

ACS Style Guide:  Effective Communication of Scientific Information.   ACS.  2006
Also in print - Main Library Reserves - 2-WEST.    QD8.5 .A25 2006

AIP (American Institute of Physics) Style Guide 

Citation Guides and Generators  (online guide - MSU Libraries)

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.

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.

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) 

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

   

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