ACS Style Guide contains information on ethics in scientific communication, editorial process, copyright, conventions in chemistry, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and writing style. Includes appendices on abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols, names and numbers for chemical compounds, end-of-line hypenation for chemical names, and more.
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.
Write Like a Chemist is a unique guide to chemistry-specific writing. Written with National Science Foundation support and extensively piloted in chemistry courses nationwide, it offers a structured approach to writing that targets four important chemistry genres: the journal article, conference abstract, scientific poster, and research proposal.
A guide to writing scientific research proposals for funding. Includes selecting a topic, project planning, identifying funding sources, special funding mechanism, writing a proposal, research ethics and responsibilities, and how to deal with a declined proposal.
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 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 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.