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POM CHEM 115 (SP 2017)

Writing in the sciences

Writing and presenting in STEM has a few significant differences from other disciplines. Below are some resources that may be helpful. 

Pomona's Writing Center

Pomona's Writing Center, located in the Smith Campus Center, Suite 148, offers free, one-on-one consultations for any step of the writing process - including speaking assignments. They also help with writing in specific disciplines. 

ACS Style Guide

Print and e-books on Research and Writing in Science

Below are a selection of books at the Claremont Colleges Library about research and writing in the sciences. This is not our whole collection - to find more, search for "writing" or "research" and "science" "chemistry" or "STEM" to find more. 

Tools to Manage Your Research -- RefWorks & Zotero

Both RefWorks and Zotero allow you to keep citations, full text articles, and other research resources organized in one place. You can also use these tools to format your bibliographies and the notes/citations in your papers according to the appropriate style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).

RefWorks
RefWorks is web-based. You can access it and create an account from any computer connected to the internet. RefWorks is free to current students of The Claremont Colleges.

Zotero
Zotero is a free, open-source application that you download from the web and install on your computer.

The Library offers workshops on how to use both of these "bibliographic management" tools.

Citation and Attribution