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This guide lists print and electronic books that will help engineers and scientists with their writing.
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Engineering Writing by Design - Edward J. Rothwell; Michael J. Cloud
Call Number: T11 .R67 2014
ISBN: 9781482234312
Publication Date: 2014-05-28
Engineering Writing by Design: Creating Formal Documents of Lasting Value demonstrates how effective writing can be achieved through engineering-based thinking. Specially crafted for busy engineers and engineering students, this quick-reading, conversational text: describes how to avoid logical fallacies and use physical reasoning to catch mistakes in claims, covers the essentials of technical grammar and style as well as the elements of mathematical exposition, and emphasizes the centrality of the target audience, and thus the need for clear and concise prose.

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Writing Science in Plain English - Anne E. Greene
Call Number: T11 .G6814 2013
ISBN: 9780226026374
Publication Date: 2013-05-24

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Scientific Writing in a Second Language - David Ian Hanauer; Karen Englander
Call Number: T11 .H254 2013
ISBN: 9781602353794
Publication Date: 2012-12-01

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Technical Writing: a practical guide for engineers and scientists - Phillip A. Laplante
Call Number: T11 .L27 2012
ISBN: 9781439820858
Publication Date: 2011-07-28

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Science Research Writing - Hilary Glasman-Deal
Call Number: PE1475 .G57 2010
ISBN: 9781848163096
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
Covers grammar, writing, and vocabulary skills necessary for science publication using all parts of the scientic method.

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Effective Writing for Engineers, Managers, Scientists - H. J. Tichy; Sylvia Fourdrinier
Call Number: PE1475 .T53 1988
ISBN: 0471807087
Publication Date: 1988-08-05
Appendix B concentrates on problem words and phrases.

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Essential Communication Strategies - Herbert Hirsch
Call Number: T10.5 .H57 2003
ISBN: 0471273171
Publication Date: 2002-12-16
This second edition of The essence of technical communication for engineers is also available electronically; see below.

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Scientists Must Write - Robert Barrass
Call Number: T11 .B37 2002
ISBN: 0415269962
Publication Date: 2002-07-05
Chapters on choosing words, using words, and using numbers and illustrations effectively.

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A Guide to Writing as an Engineer - David F. Beer; David McMurrey; Beer; David A. McMurrey
Call Number: T11 .B396 2009
ISBN: 9780470417010
Publication Date: 2009-03-23
This third edition contains chapters on writing engineering documents, reports and presenting these works to an audience.

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Engineering Report Writing - John F. Brown; Lynda Laws (Editor); Carol Bowers (Editor)
Call Number: T11 .B733 1989
ISBN: 0961248858
Publication Date: 1989-01-01
Written primarily for students needing assistance writing engineering lab reports.

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Engineers' Guide to Technical Writing - Kenneth G. Budinski
Call Number: T11 .B83 2001
ISBN: 0871706938
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Lots of examples of writing throughout the book.

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Pocket Book of Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists - Leo Finkelstein
Call Number: T11 .F53 2008
ISBN: 0073191590
Publication Date: 2007-01-04
Complete with many examples and exercises to illustrate concepts, this little book is packed with practical information about writing everything from process descriptions to progress reports.

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How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper - Bjorn Gustavii
Call Number: T11 .G86 2008
ISBN: 9780521878906
Publication Date: 2008-02-28
Aimed at biological and medical disciplines.

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Ideas into Words - Elise Hancock; Robert Kanigel (Foreword by)
Call Number: T11 .H255 2003
ISBN: 0801873290
Publication Date: 2003-05-14
Gives practical advise on scientific writing.
Also available electronically; see below.

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Good Style - John Kirkman
Call Number: T11 .K54 2005
ISBN: 0415345014
Publication Date: 2006-03-10
This second edition contains such chapters as sentence length, fashionable words, and verb tense in scientific writing.

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A Writer's Handbook for Engineers
Call Number: T11 .M3685 2008
ISBN: 9780495244820
Publication Date: 2007-11-16

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How to Write and Publish Engineering Papers and Reports - Herbert B. Michaelson
Call Number: T11 .M418 1990
ISBN: 0897746503
Publication Date: 1990-09-04
Very much a "how to" book with chapters on such topics as: how to submit to a journal and how to write so as to avoid ethical issues.

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Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists - Barry J. Rosenberg
Call Number: T11 .R663 2005
ISBN: 0131498630
Publication Date: 2005-05-17
Covers the mechanics of writing and how to write specific types of documents.

Style for Students - Schall
Call Number: T11 .S263 1995
ISBN: 0808795341
Publication Date: 1995-07-01
A very practical book on writing developed out of a tutor's work with students.

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Writing for Science and Engineering - Heather Silyn-Roberts
Call Number: T11 .S55 2000
ISBN: 0750646365
Publication Date: 2002-12-17
A very basic book on writing written with graduate students in mind.

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Engineering Your Writing Success - James E. Vincler; Nancy H. Vincler
Call Number: T11 .V55 1996
ISBN: 0912045906
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
Demonstrates how to prepare reports, proposals, memos, procedures, and data sheets.

The Writing System for Engineers and Scientists - Edmond H. Weiss
Call Number: T11.W44
ISBN: 0139716068
Publication Date: 1981-11-01
Emphasizes the strategy behind why engineers and scientists write and why there must be a system to follow.

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Effective Writing Strategies for Engineers and Scientists - Donald C. Woolston; Patricia A. Robinson; Gisela Kutzbach
Call Number: T11 .W66 1988
ISBN: 0873710991
Publication Date: 1988-06-30
In addition to standard writing techniques and strategies, this book includes a chapter on legal issues in writing.

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Writing and Speaking in the Technology Professions - David F. Beer (Editor)
Call Number: T11 .W75 2003
ISBN: 0471444731
Publication Date: 2003-07-04
This second edition anthology contains articles originally published in the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

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Writing for Computer Science - Justin Zobel
Call Number: T11 .Z62 2004
ISBN: 1852338024
Publication Date: 2004-06-03
This second edition places a stronger emphasis on research methods while still covering writing and editing.

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