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Mechanical & Materials Engineering Library Guide: Writing Tools & Guides

How to find information - a guide for Mechanical Engineering students

Guides to scientific writing

Constructing a good dissertation
Hofstee, Erik
DSR 808.023 HOFS



How to succeed in your master's and doctoral studies: a South African guide and resource book
Mouton, Johann
R 808.023 MOUT


Electronic styles: a handbook for citing electronic information.
Li, Xia
R 808.027 LI


Writing at University. A Guide for students
Creme, Phyllis
808.042 CREM



Professional communication: how to deliver effective written and spoken messages
English, J.
DSR 808.066 PROF


The craft of scientific writing
Alley, Michael
DSR 808.0665 ALLE



How to write and publish a scientific paper
Day, Robert R.
DSR 808.0665 DAY




A guide to writing as an engineer
Beer, David F.
DSR 808.0666 BEER



From research to manuscript
Katz, Michael J.
DSR 808.0666 KATZ



Technical report writing today
Riordan, Daniel G.
DSR 808.0666 RIOR

Guides to scientific writing

How to write a successful science thesis
Russey, William E.
DSR 808.0666 RUSS




How to write and present technical information
Sides, Charles H.
DSR 808.0666 SIDE


Reporting results : a practical guide for engineers and scientists
Van Aken, David C.
DSR 808.0666 VANA


From research to printout : creating effective technical documents
White, John H.
DSR 808.0666 WHIT


Writing for the technical professions
Woolever, Kristin R.
808.0666 WOOL


Putting it into words : how to write a great research report
English, Barbara
808.06661 ENGL


Communication for engineers : bridge that gap
Ellis, Richard
DS 808.06662 ELLI


Presentations and report writing
Hague, Paul N.
R 808.06665178 HAGU

Reference books

Main Library Reference books are kept near the Information Desk on Level 4. Reference books have the prefix R, DSR or CR and may not be borrowed.

Sometimes, there are 'Open Shelf' copies of the same book that may be borrowed.


RefWorks is a reference management tool that allows you to save citations to your own web-based database whilst reading articles for your research project.

You can choose the bibliography referencing style and easily change it at any time. Look at the online tutorial on the Help tab.