Additional References on Scientific Writing and Lab Reports

Web sites

This site contains a lot of valuable information on scientific writing and aspects of scientific writing.

Information on the standard format of a scientific paper, basic tips.

Basic information on writing well.


  1. Barass, R. 1978. Scientists must write: A guide to better writing for scientists, engineers and students, Chapman and Hall, New York.
  2. CBE Style Manual Committee. 1983. CBE style manual: A guide for authors, editors, and publishers in the biological sciences. 5th ed. Bethesda, Md.: Council of Biology Editors.
  3. Cook, Claire Kehrwald. 1985. Line by Line: How to improve your own writing, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston.
  4. Day, Robert A. 1994. How to write and publish a scientific paper, 4th ed., Oryx Press, Phoenix.
  5. Day, Robert A. 1992. Scientific English: A guide for scientists and other professionals, Oryx Press, Phoenix.
  6. Kanare, Howard M. 1985. Writing the Laboratory Notebook, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
  7. McMillan, V.E. 1988. Writing papers in the biological sciences. New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc.
  8. Reif-Lehrer, Liane. 1982. Writing a successful grant application, Science Books International, Inc., Boston.
  9. Strunk, William Jr., and E. B. White. 1979. The elements of style, 3rd ed., Macmillan Publishing Co., New York.
  10. Young, M. 1989. The technical writer’s handbook, University Science Books, Mill Valley, USA.


Reference Books

  1. The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage, 3rd edition. 1996. Edited by R. W. Burchfield, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  2. Roget’s Thesaurus
  3. Webster’s Dictionary

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