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BSCI 1510L Literature and Stats Guide: 4 For further information

Introduction to Biological Sciences lab, first semester

4 For further information

Ambrose, H. W., III. and K. P. Ambrose. 1995. A handbook of biological investigation. 5th ed. Hunter Textbooks, Inc. Winston-Salem, NC.

Day, R. A. 1983. How to write and publish a scientific paper. 2nd edition. ISI Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

McMillan, Victoria E. 1988. Writing papers in the biological sciences. St. Martin’s Press, Inc., New York, New York, USA.

Neter, E., P. L. Altman, M. W. Burgan, N. H. Holmgren, G. Pollock, E. M. Zipf. 1983. CBE style manual: a guide for authors, editors, and publishers in the biological sciences. 5th edition.  ouncil of Biology Editors, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Steingraber, S., C. Jolls, and D. Goldberg. 1985. Guidelines for Writing Scientific Papers.  Retrieved from http://www.bms.bc.ca/resources/library/pdf/GuidelinesScientificPapers.pdf on 2013-07-18.

Woodford, F. P., editor. 1986. Scientific writing for graduate students: a manual on the teaching of scientific writing. Committee on Graduate Training in Scientific Writing. Council of Biology Editors, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Additional web resources on critical analysis and scientific writing

How to read a scientific article. Rice University.  http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~cainproj/courses/HowToReadSciArticle.pdf

How to cite sources in scientific literature. Timothy Allen. Dartmouth College. http://tim.thorpeallen.net/Courses/Reference/Citations.html

Anatomy of an Article. Arizona State University. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/explore/anatomy-of-an-article

Writing for Science. University of Leicester. https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/writing/writing-resources/science

Review of active vs. passive voice in scientific writing. http://www.biomedicaleditor.com/active-voice.html

General outline of a research report. Vanderbilt University. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/writing/wp-content/uploads/sites/164/2016/10/Scientific-Research-Reports-and-Proposals.pdf

Clarifying long, complicated sentences. Vanderbilt University. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/writing/wp-content/uploads/sites/164/2016/10/Clarifying-Long-Complicated-Sentences.pdf

Eliminating unnecessary words. Vanderbilt University. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/writing/wp-content/uploads/sites/164/2016/10/Eliminating-Unnecessary-Words.pdf

Writing a bioinformatics research paper. https://shirleywho.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/how-to-write-a-bioinformatics-research-paper/

Example figure legends: http://www.apsstylemanual.org/oldmanual/resources/figures-example.htm

Figure legend writing: http://www.biosciencewriters.com/Tips-for-Writing-Outstanding-Scientific-Figure-Legends.aspx

Developing an Academic Voice for Writing. Vanderbilt University. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/writing/wp-content/uploads/sites/164/2016/10/Academic-Voice.pdf

Calculating Final Concentrations for Methods.  http://abacus.bates.edu/~ganderso/biology/resources/Calculating_final_concentrations_2012.pdf

Frey, P. A. (2003). Guidelines for writing research papers. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education31(4), 237-241.

Specific suggestions for structuring papers. Angel Borja.  https://www.elsevier.com/connect/11-steps-to-structuring-a-science-paper-editors-will-take-seriously

Creative Thinking/ Analysis

Moving from Description to Analysis. Vanderbilt University. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/writing/wp-content/uploads/sites/164/2016/10/Moving-from-Description-to-Analysis.pdf

Critical Appraisal of Scientific Articles. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2696241/

Critical Analysis of Biomedical Publications. https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/biopharm/images/files/handouts/critanal.pdf