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Style Guides - Citing Your Sources

Citing the sources you used when writing a paper or other assignment helps to avoid plagiarism and allows others to quickly identify and locate your sources.

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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, 7th ed., 2006.
T 11 S386 2006 Life Science Library Reference; PCL Reference; PCL Stacks

Previous Edition: Scientific style and format: the CBE (Council of Biology Editors) manual for authors, editors, and publishers, 6th ed.: T 11 S386 1994 Engineering Library Reference [copies available at other libraries]

The ACS (American Chemical Society) style guide: effective communication of scientific information, 3rd ed., 2006.
Electronic Resource - Chapter 14 - PDF
QD 8.5 A25 2006 Chemistry Library Reserves; Chemistry Library Reference

Books on Communication in Engineering

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What Every Engineer Should Know About Business Communication, 2008
[electronic resource]

Introduction to engineering communication, 2005
TA 158.5 H37 2005 Engineering Collection, PCL Stacks

Essential communication strategies for scientists, engineers, and technology professionals, 2nd ed. 2003
Access limited to users with UT Austin EID
Online [Access limited to users with UT Austin EID]

The MIT guide to science and engineering communication, 2nd ed.2002
Online [Access limited to users with UT Austin EID]

Strategies for engineering communication, 2002
TA 158.5 S74 2002 Engineering Collection, PCL Stacks

Information technology, the key to collaboration, 2002
TA 1 I59 P9268 Library Storage

Books on Technical Writing

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Scientific papers and presentations, 2005
T 11 D324 2005 Engineering Collection, PCL Stacks

Technical writing A-Z : a commonsense guide to engineering reports and theses, 2005
T 11 Y69 2005B Engineering Collection, PCL Stacks

A guide to writing as an engineer, 2005
T 11 B396 2005 Engineering Collection, PCL Stacks

Writing and speaking in the technology professions : a practical guide, 2nd ed. 2003
T 11 W75 2003 Engineering Collection, PCL Stacks

Scientific writing easy when you know how, 2002
T 11 S34 2002 Engineering Collection, PCL Stacks
Online [Access limited to users with UT Austin EID]

Further Help

  • Undergraduate Writing Center -The Undergraduate Writing Center provides individual, professional advice on all aspects of writing to UT undergraduates on a drop-in basis or by appointment.

  • Writer's handbook - University of Wisconson-Madison Writing Center. Includes, Stages of the Writing Process, Common Types of Writing Assignments, Grammar and Punctuation, Improving Your Writing Style, and Citing References in Your Paper.

  • NoodleBib for MLA and APA - Generate, edit, and publish an MLA Works Cited list or APA References list that complies with the rules of the current MLA Handbook and APA Publication Manual. NoodleBib takes care of punctuation, alphabetization and formatting, producing a polished source list for import into Word.

  • Plagiarism - information from The University of Texas at Austin's Office of the Dean of Students