Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Life science professional development books now available in the library

Thanks to recommendations from some of the postgraduate students and research staff in the Department of Zoology the following titles have recently been purchased. We hope you find them useful! 

How to write and illustrate scientific papers, 2nd ed., by Bjorn Gustavii. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2008. Balfour Library shelfmark: D.14 (31b).

How to write and publish a scientific paper, 7th ed., by Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2008. Balfour Library shelfmark: D.14 (34g).

Rediscover grammar, 3rd ed., by David Crystal. Harlow: Pearson; 2004.  Balfour Library shelfmark: D.14 (36c).

Science research writing for non-native speakers of English, by Hilary Glasman-Deal. London: Imperial College Press; 2010. Balfour Library shelfmark: D.14 (33).

A scientist's guide to talking with the media: practical advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists, by Richard Hayes and Daniel Grossman. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press; 2006. Balfour Library shelfmark: D.14 (35).

Writing science: how to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded, by Joshua Schimel. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2012. Balfour Library shelfmark: D.14 (32).

Are there any other professional development books you can recommend?

For example, Cambridge University Press has a good selection that you can browse here: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/viewalltitles/item238682/?site_locale=en_GB The library is able to get some CUP titles for free or at a discount, and any Cambridge University Card holder can in fact receive 20% off CUP titles from their bookshop.

You can use the online form to recommend books for purchase at: http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/library/form/pubform.php.