WR320 Scientific and technical writing
Scientific and technical writing
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
- Wilson, E. O. (1998). Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. Knopf.
This page should help you with your library research. Feel free to contact me with questions.
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Evaluating sources: Popular or scholarly?
1. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2009 Jun;33(6):793-806. Epub 2009 Jan 20.
Caffeine use in children: what we know, what we have left to learn, and why we should worry.
2. Energy Drinks: What's All the "Buzz" About? Fornicola, Fred
Coach & Athletic Director; May/Jun2007, Vol. 76 Issue 10, p38-43, 3p
3. BMC Evol Biol. 2009 Jan 9;9:7. Parasite resistance and the adaptive significance of sleep.
Preston BT, Capellini I, McNamara P, Barton RA, Nunn CL.
4. September 22, 2009 Really? The Claim: Lack of Sleep Increases the Risk of Catching a Cold.
By ANAHAD OCONNOR
If you have time look at these and fill in the rubric:
The box above is searching these databases (you can search them one at time too):
Web of Science
The Web of Science includes articles from many aspect of the sciences. Highly recommended.
Academic Search Premier
Broad general database.
Largest collection of library catalogs in the world.
You could also try:
Google for academics.
And the databases listed in your discipline's Research Guide.
Wrap up question:
Name 2 things you learned in today's class (and/or ask me a question). Answer here.
Reading in the Sciences
Learn How to Read a Science Textbook on this Wittenberg University site. It was written specifically for an introductory Chemistry class, but has applications to other science courses.The Cuesta College Academic Support Center describes a step-by-step process for reading and comprehending scientific texts.
How to read a scientific journal article