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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. 

ACS Style Guide

Using the above link, a digitized print copy of the ACS Style Guide can be checked out via HathiTrust or Internet Archive for one hour at a time. For more information about these services, see the following FAQs:

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. 

Organizing Your Research

Citation Managers are tools to help you keep track of your citations as you research and to create/format your citations and bibliography. For example, Zotero allows 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.).

Watch this video to learn more about Zotero