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Biological Sciences Writing: Get started

Biology Writing

Welcome!  Use this guide for help on writing in science and biology; search for books, ebooks, articles, news, and tools. Current UCB faculty, students, staff and patrons in the library have access to licensed resources. Use Bioscience Top Ten List or "Where do I start?" for more tools. Contact us if you have difficulty finding or accessing library resources. Use Recommend a title for purchases. Visit the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library web site for more resources.

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Types of Science Writing

Grant Applications
Laboratory Notebooks / electronic notebooks
Laboratory Reports
Oral Presentations
Peer review for grant applications
Peer review for manuscripts
Progress reports
Research Articles
Review Articles
Scientific Posters


Ten Simple (Empirical) Rules for Writing Science
Citation: Weinberger CJ, Evans JA, Allesina S (2015). PLoS Comput Biol 11(4): e1004205. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004205

A Student's Guide to Writing in the Life Sciences Harvard Writing Project, Harvard University.

How to read a science article