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Reference Management Software
Reference management software makes writing and citing easy. There are a variety of tools you can try that are freely available. Just import your research references and create your bibliography in one click!
Endnote web is an easy online citation management system. You can directly export references from different databases into the program, keep copied of articles with your citations, and share folders so that everyone in your group has access to the same materials.
This program will accurately add citations to your paper in multiple citation styles.
Just enter the ISBN of the book(s) you're citing, select the desired style, and in one click you have your reference list.
Why do We Cite?
Citing the sources of your research is very important.
1. It allows other who are reading your work to find the information sources that you used.
2. Citing peer-reviewed and highly regarded work in the literature gives your work more credibility.
3. Helps you to avoid plagiarism. It is very important that any quotation, opinion, or idea that is not your own be attributed to their original source.
AIP Style refers to the citation format established by the American Institute of Physics. AIP is the format commonly used in the field of physics. AIP is a numbered style with references numbered in the order of appearance in the article and listed in that order at the end of the article.
Another popular style used in University writing is the Chicago Manual style. There are a few resources for this style below.
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by
Publication Date: 2013-04-03
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations has a three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations.
Writing Successful Science Proposals by
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
This fully revised edition of the most authoritative guide to science proposal writing is essential for any scientist embarking on a thesis or grant application. Completely updated and with entirely new chapters on private foundation funding and interdisciplinary research, the book explains each step of the proposal process in detail. Praise for the first edition: "This exceptionally useful and affordable handbook will serve as a refresher to seasoned writers and as a guide and source of encouragement for first-time authors."--C. L. Sagers, Ecology "This inexpensive book could prove to be your best investment of the year."--Bioscience
Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation! by
Publication Date: 2014-06-25
This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct. Recommendations about how to use word processors and other software packages effectively are included, as well as advice on the use of other resources. A concise summary of important points of English grammar is given, along with appendices listing frequently confused words and wordy phrases to avoid. Further appendices are provided, including one on SI units. The aim is to provide an easy-to-read guide that gives students practical advice about all aspects of writing a science thesis or dissertation, starting from writing a thesis plan and finishing with the viva and corrections to the thesis.
Writing Scientific Research Articles by
Publication Date: 2013-06-04
This book shows scientists how to apply their analysis and synthesis skills to overcoming the challenge of how to write, as well as what to write, to maximise their chances of publishing in international scientific journals. The book uses analysis of the scientific article genre to provide clear processes for writing each section of a manuscript, starting with clear story construction and packaging of results. Each learning step uses practical exercises to develop writing and data presentation skills based on reader analysis of well-written example papers. Strategies are presented for responding to referee comments, and for developing discipline-specific English language skills for manuscript writing and polishing. The book is designed for scientists who use English as a first or an additional language, and for individual scientists or mentors or a class setting. In response to reader requests, the new edition includes review articles and the full range of research article formats, as well as applying the book s principles to writing funding applications. Web support for this book is available at www.writeresearch.com.au