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STEM Library Resources

This guide introduces students to the SME librarian and available STEM resources while providing guidance on basic information literacy skills.

Use this page to find resources for writing in the sciences. These resources are particularly useful for the ENGL 2100 Technical Writing course. However, these resources and writing tips may be helpful regardless of class.

For additional assistance, please visit the SLCC Student Writing & Reading Center.

General Science Writing

Writing in Engineering

Writing in Biology

Writing in Geology

Writing in Mathematics

Library resources for writing in the sciences

The Scientist's Guide to Writing

The Scientist's Guide to Writing provides practical advice to help scientists become more effective writers so that their ideas have the greatest possible impact.

Print book at Redwood Campus Library

Scientists Must Write

Written by a scientist for scientists, this book is much more than a textbook of English grammar – it is a valuable source of information for all aspects of writing in scientific and technical situations.-- from Amazon

Print book at Redwood Campus Library

Technical Writing in Engineering Professions

"Technical Writing for Engineering Professionals provides a toolkit for developing technical reports quickly and efficiently. The book offers clear, specific guidelines for developing each of the sections (abstract, conclusions, introduction, and discussion) and designing and using graphics that illustrate your results." -- from publisher

Print book at Redwood Campus Library

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology emphasizes writing as a means to examine, evaluate, and share ideas. The text teaches how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically.

Print book at Redwood Campus Library