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Communicating Your Research

There are different ways you can share your research with others. Two of the more popular include writing various types of documents and giving a poster presentation. These resources will help you achieve both of those goals and many also discuss more broadly the techniques of communicating scientific research.


  • The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information
    QD 8.5 .A25 2006 (West Building - Basement)
    The definitive guide for information and rules about writing, citing, and formatting chemistry papers and theses.
  • Your Chemical Science Thesis: An Introductory Guide to Writing Up Your Research Project
    The Chemical Sciences thesis will generally fit into a certain format and this introductory guide is idea of anyone currently writing or about to write this type of thesis.
  • A Short Guide to Writing About Chemistry
    QD 8.5 .D38 2010 (Main Building – 3rd Floor)
    Teaches students how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically. Students are also given detailed advice on maintaining effective laboratory notebooks and writing laboratory reports, writing effective research proposals and reports, and communicating information to both professional and general audiences.
  • Writing for Science
    T11 .G626 2006 (Main Building – 4th Floor)
    Covers every type of science writing, from routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda, to the more complex writing required in dissertations, journal articles, and grant proposals.
  • Scientific Writing 2.0: A Reader and Writer’s Guide
    T11 .L43 2011 (Main Building – 4th Floor)
    Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized.
  • A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing
    This volume systematically guides readers through the process of writing scientific papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals, and addressing referees’ responses. Offers researchers a full framework for constructing papers, starting from brief statements regarding the rationale, objectives, findings and implications of the study.
  • From Research to Manuscript: A Guide to Scientific Writing
    Explains how to understand and summarize a research project by demonstrating in detail how to compose the sections of a scientific paper. It discusses why each section of a science paper requires its particular form of information, and it shows how to put your data and your arguments into that form.


Poster Presentations

  • Communicate Science Papers, Presentations, and Posters Effectively
    Q223 .P38 2015 (Main Building – 3rd Floor)
    This book covers how to accurately and clearly exhibit results, ideas, and conclusions; identifies  phrases common in scientific literature that should never be used; discusses the theory of presentation, including ‘before and after’ examples, highlighting best practices; and provides concrete, step-by-step examples on how to make camera ready graphs and tables.
  • Scientist’s Guide to Poster Presentations
    Q179.94 .G67 1999 (Main Building – 3rd Floor)
    This book provides detailed practical guidance on all aspects of presenting scientific information in the form of posters. This book is intended to help scientists to gain poster presentation skills in a manner that enables adoption of individualistic styles of presenting information in a credible fashion.