Presentations - Posters & Data
Use this brief list to get started, go to Poster Presentations for more design and layout information.
1. PURPOSE of a poster = rapid, concise & visual communication of research.
2. PREPARE CONTENT = follow a template.
3. DESIGN your poster = choose a layout.
4. CONSTRUCT your poster = print it
5. PRESENT your poster = be clear, friendly, confident of your results.
Cite sources & manage your pdfs
Programs such as: Endnote, Refworks, Zotero, allow you to download, collect, share & manage references, PDFs, data, and documents. Some work with word processing to format citations and footnotes in papers and create bibliographies in a variety of styles.
EndNote (Mac, PC, web-based) is a program that you install on your computer & use on the web. EndNote works with word software to format citations, and create bibliographies in many styles. It can be purchased from The Scholar's Workstation or online.
RefWorks (Online) is a web-based bibliographic management service licensed by the library for UCB faculty, staff and students. RefWorks can be used independently or as a complement to EndNote. To use, create an account using the RefWorks New User form.
Zotero (Firefox) is a free Firefox extension that manages citations found online through your browser. Zotero can capture, store citations, pdfs, images and databases. Zotero can create bibliographies in Word and OpenOffice in a limited number of styles.
TeX: is a typesetting language used for technical and scientific document preparation. LaTeX is a program that converts a plain text file into TeX. BibTeX is a tool that can be used with LaTeX to create documents and bibliographies. Endnote has a BibTeX output style that will format your citations into TeX.
Science Writing, selected titles
Am I making myself clear? a scientist's guide to talking to the public/ & ebook Cornelia Dean.
Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words / Lindsay, 2011.
The craft of research/ & ebook / by Booth, Colomb, Williams, c2008.
The Manual of Scientific Style: A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers / eBook / Rabinowitz and Vogel, 2009.
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing / Dawkins, 2008.
Who Owns This Text?: Plagiarism, Authorship, and Disciplinary Cultures / Haviland. Mullin, 2009.
Critical evaluation of resources – a guide to assessing resources for academic suitability.
Copyright, Open Access - Funding sources
• BRII. Berkeley Research Impact Initiative, funding for authors publishing in open access journals
• Copyright Resources & Regulations at UC Berkeley
• Copyright in Teaching, Research and Publishing. UC Berkeley Library
• OASIS. Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook
• UC Berkeley Library, Scholarly Communication. covers issues & new models.
• UC University of California Copyright information and links.
• California Digital Library, Data Management Guide; guidelines & tools to manage & preserve data