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The College Student's Research Companion by
Call Number: Z 710.Q37 2011
"Students will learn to select a topic, effectively find and evaluate the best information in both print and electronic formats, and produce accurate and complete citations based on current versions of important styles guides and web resources.'
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper by
Call Number: Ref. T11 .D33 2016
"This newly updated version of the classic guide to writing and publishing scientific papers provides the tools needed to succeed in the communication aspects of a scientific career"--Provided by publisher.
The Scientist's Guide to Writing by
Call Number: T 11.H43 2016
This manual explains essential techniques that students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career scientists need to write more clearly, efficiently, and easily. - cover
AASTeX Package for Manuscript Preparation
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has developed a markup package to assist authors in preparing manuscripts. Cadets should use the author guide in the AASTeX Package when working on a bibliography. Use section 2.14, "Citations and Bibliography" to find examples.
VMI Writing Center
The Writing Center
The purpose of the Writing Center is to provide non-evaluative assistance for cadets who wish to become more confident, flexible, skillful writers. Professional and peer writing consultants work with cadets in one-on-one conferences on every aspect of the writing process, from planning a paper to polishing the final draft.
215 Carroll Hall
The Writing Center offers online services during the spring 2021 semester. You can schedule appointments using your VMI username and password. Please be sure to attach your draft (and assignment sheet if available) to the appointment reservation.
Monday-Thursday: 0800-1600 and 1930-2230
Online consultations take place in real-time using your computer's camera and microphone. You will receive an email confirmation when you make your appointment. Your consultant may also correspond with you by email, so check your email before your appointment.
All Writing Center services adhere to the VMI Honor Code and Work-for-Grade policies.