Literary Skills - Literature Searches
The video provided by Amy Kindschi of the University of Wisconsin-Madison addresses the topic of How to Find the Information That’s Out There. Accompanying slides for the video can be downloaded here.
WEB RESOURCES on “Literature Searches”
- The engineering library at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wendt Library, provides numerous shortcuts to engineering databases, a short video on literature types and more!
- From the University of Wisconsin-Madison library website, short videos and other guides for finding and evaluating literature sources.
- A short video on Searching Using Boolean Operators.
Reading a Journal Article
The video provided by Professor Wendy Crone of the University of Wisconsin – Madison addresses the topic of Reading Journal Articles. Accompanying slides for the video can be dowloaded here: Download Slides
PRINT RESOURCES on “READING A JOURNAL ARTICLE”
WEB RESOURCES on “READING A JOURNAL ARTICLE”
- From the National University of Singapore Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning website, a brief outline on reading journal articles
- From the Indiana University South Bend library website, a short handout on how to read critically, “Don’t Believe Everything You Read: Ideas for Reading Critically”
- From the Iowa State University library website, a guide to critical reading of print information sources
- From the University of Wollongong, Australia UniLearning website, strategies for reading journal articles, including examples
The Peer Review Process
The video provided by Professor Noah Hershkowitz of the University of Wisconsin – Madison addresses the topic of The Peer Review Process.
PRINT RESOURCES on “REVIEWING A JOURNAL ARTICLE”
WEB RESOURCES on “REVIEWING A JOURNAL ARTICLE”
- From the homepage of Professor David Pannell of the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, a long but extremely detailed guide to peer-reviewing journal articles, including ethics, a section guide and “what the journals won’t tell you”.
- From Alan Meier of Berkeley Lab, UC-Berkeley, a detailed description of why and how to peer-review technical papers
Writing a Scientific Paper or Proposal
The video provided by Laura Grossenbacher of the University of Wisconsin – Madison discusses Active vs. Passive voice in science writing. Slides to accompany the presentation can be downloaded here: Download Slides
WEB RESOURCES on “WRITING A SCIENTIFIC PAPER OR PROPOSAL”
- From the LearnerAssociates.net website, a guide with examples for writing a research funding proposal, by Dr. S. Joseph Levine of Michigan State University
- From Drew University online resources, a guide to writing research proposals
- From OnlineEthics.org, a case study regarding the misrepresentation of data in a grant proposal
- From Penn State and Virginia Tech (among others) “Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students” for both proposals and journal articles, as well as other writing styles. This site contains instructor resources, including slides and handouts, and student resources including guidelines, models and exercises.
Citing the Work of Others
PRINT RESOURCES on “CITING THE WORK OF OTHERS”
WEB RESOURCES on “CITING THE WORK OF OTHERS”
- From the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a guide to quoting and paraphrasing sources, with detailed examples in particular of good and bad paraphrasing.
- From the Bridgewater College Writing Center, an extensive guide to quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, including examples and handouts.
- From the BBC News website, a very short article, on a student who sued his university for threatening to withhold his diploma upon discovering he’d plagiarized all through his courses that could be used to start off a discussion on plagiarism in academic settings.
- From Professor Miguel Roig of the Department of Psychology at St. John’s College, an extensive guideto ethical writing practices, including descriptions of self-plagiarism and a section on “Ethically questionable citation practices”.
- From the Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition, an interesting article by Robert Tomsho, about the consequences of discovering plagiarism within the background chapters of multiple doctoral theses.
- From Chemical and Engineering News, “A Massive Case of Fraud” by William G. Schulz, about a professor found to be plagiarizing or falsifying dozens of journal articles.