Climate and Atmospheric Science

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.  Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but any are easier than doing it by hand!

  1. Zotero: A free plug-in that works exclusively with the Firefox browser: keeps copies of what you find on the web, permits tagging, notation, full text searching of your library of resources, works with Word, and has a free web backup service.
  2. RefWorks - free for UC Berkeley users. It allows you to create your own database by importing references and using them for footnotes and bibliographies. Use the RefWorks New User Form to sign up.
  3. EndNote: may be purchased from UC Berkeley's Software Central.

It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.

Writing in the Earth Sciences

Some guides for science writing:

The art and the science of writing geoscience reports / by Brian Grant.

Communicating in geography and the environmental sciences / by Iain Hay.

The craft of scientific communication [electronic resource] / by Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross.

A field guide for science writers [electronic resource] / edited by Deborah Blum, Mary Knudson and Robin Marantz Henig.

Writing in earth science / by Robert L. Bates.