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Web resource:APA Style Website

By | Jan. 30, 2010
Website about APA (American Psychological Association) style, commonly used in the social and behavioral sciences. Also provides related guidance. Among items included in the website: information about the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, a tutorial on basics of APA style, sample papers using APA style, a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs), and a blog on APA style.

Web resource:Author Resources from Elsevier

By | Dec. 27, 2009

This Web page provides links to resources that the publisher Elsevier has developed to help authors write and publish scientific papers. The resources include a video of a presentation titled "How to Write a World Class Paper", a PDF file of slides from a version of this presentation, and an "ask the editor" section containing editors' answers to questions. Although intended primarily for authors in pharmacology, these resources can help authors in many fields.

Web resource:Academic Phrasebank

By | Oct. 19, 2009
This website contains phrases that can be suitable to use in journal articles and other writing about research.

Web resource:Advice on Giving a Good PowerPoint Presentation

By | Aug. 1, 2009
This article, by Joseph A Gallian, appeared in 2006 in the magazine Math Horizons, published by the Mathematical Association of America. Although the article is intended mainly for readers giving presentations in mathematics, much of the content also applies to giving presentations in other fields.

Web resource:How to Give a Good Colloquium

By | Aug. 1, 2009
This article, by John E McCarthy, appeared in the Canadian Mathematical Society NOTES in 1999 and was reprinted by the American Mathematical Society. Although the article focuses on the type of mathematics presentation called a colloquium, many of the ideas in it also apply to giving other types of scholarly presentations.

Web resource:Editing and Publication: A Handbook for Trainers

By | June 13, 2009

Written as a companion to Editing and Publication: A Training Manual (also in the AuthorAID Resource Library), this handbook provides guidance in planning and giving training courses on science editing and related subjects. It also includes exercises suitable for such courses. The handbook is easy to read.

Web resource:Editing and Publication: A Training Manual

By | June 13, 2009

Intended mainly for "editors and publication officers at research institutes and extension agencies" in developing countries, this easy-to-read manual contains much good advice. The chapters on editing are are especially good; some other parts, such as those on printing and photography, are now out of date, as the technology has changed since the manual appeared in 1991. This manual, published by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), was written by editor Ian Montagnes as part of a training project. It contains many examples from agriculture.