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! Compare
- 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.
- EndNote: may be purchased from UC Berkeley's Software Central.
- 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.
It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.
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
Beautiful Evidence / Edward R. Tufte. P93.5 .T837 2006. Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 2006.
Envisioning Information / Edward R. Tufte. 10th printing, Mar. 2005. ed. Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 1990, 2005. P93.5 .T84 2005
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information / Edward R. Tufte . 2nd ed. Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 2001. HA31 .T914 2001.
Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative / Edward R. Tufte. 7th prt, revisions, June 2005. ed. Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 2005. BF241 .T83 2005
Science Writing, selected titles
A Field Guide for Science Writers / eBook: by Blum, Henig Robin, 2006.
A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing / eBook. Blackwell & Martin, 2011.
Am I making myself clear? a scientist's guide to talking to the public/ & ebook Cornelia Dean.
Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words / Lindsay, 2011.
Scientific Style and Format, The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers. 7th ed. Council of Science Editors.
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.
Writing for science and engineering: papers, presentations and reports / Heather Silyn-Roberts. 2013
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.