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This handout notes the specific sections within each of the 3 books below that you may find helpful for tips on reading articles, writing papers, citing text/figures, and preparing an oral presentation.
3 Reserve Items
The following 3 itens have been placed on Reserve for your class this semester. To access them, stop by the Circulation desk in the lobby of the John Cotton Dana Libaray and fill out a Reserves Slip. You will need the call numbers below:
Each of the 3 books placed on Reserve for your class at the Dana Library Circulation Desk contain reading and writing tips that can be especially helpful as you work on your course assignments. There is information about reading scientific articles - whether it's advice on note-taking or summarizing, an explanation of how articles are organized, or a key to some common abbreviations used in the scientific literature. Writing tips include how to summarize articles, write a literature review, and properly cite your sources. The "Chemistry Writing - Spring 2019 - Reserves - Handout" document (on the upper-left of this page) notes the specific sections within each book that you may find especially helpful.
You may also find these tips on reading and summarizing scientific journal articles helpful:
Plagiarism is the "stealing" or use of someone else's work without attribution - i.e., treating someone else's work as if it were your own. This is a very serious charge and can result in severe disciplinary action, including a fail grades and possibly even expulsion.
To avoid plagiarism, cite your sources! Citations not only give proper credit to others for their ideas, but they indicate to your reader what resources were referred to when writing your paper.
In a nutshell...
Remember to cite when:
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You do NOT have to cite when it is:
For more information on plagiarism, please take a look at the items below:
"The Writing Center offers writing tutoring and writing workshops to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in classes on the Rutgers, Newark campus."
On the Rutgers-Newark campus, the Writing Center is located in Conklin 126. Tutors there are available to help students with revising drafts of their papers, including improving grammar and usage. Check the Web site for the most up-to-date hours of operation: