Online Resources for Students
Finding Scientific Literature
Finding sources can be daunting and confusing, but the Barnard Library is here to help! Below are some links to help navigate your research
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Science writing can be difficult, but is similar to other types of academic writing! It uses an "hourglass" structure that may be familiar from your writing-focused coursework. See the diagram below to understand how this structure underlies the sections in a scientific article.
If you are struggling with this kind of writing, here are some things you can do:
- Meet with a Science Fellow!
- Ask your professors for advice- they know that writing in the scientific style can be daunting and can help you work on it
- Consult your lab manual, if you have one since these often provide guidelines and examples