We believe that presenting research is as important as doing it. Therefore, we offer the following as helpful information for those who wish to communicate their scientific results.

               "There is a great deal of art in creating something that seems artless".

                                  - Janet and Isaac Asimov, "How to Enjoy Writing"


Comments for writing a thesis by Mary Anne White: link

Notes on writing a paper by Mary Anne White: link

A few pointers on seminars by Mary Anne White: link

A tutorial on how to use automatic reference numbers in Word, written by our 2013 summer students (Jacy Conrad, John Niven and Anderson Pereira): link

An article on writing scientific papers, by Professor George Whitesides: link

On the use of italic and roman fonts, from IUPAC: link

The IUPAC Gold Book, which indicates what symbols should be used for what quantities: link

Chemical Abstract abbreviations of journals: link

 "What's wrong with these equations?" by N. David Mermin link

How to make a better graph: link

Writing pointers from MagKNOWlia: link



A tutorial on how to use Rietica by Jan Poehls: link


External Links:

Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University
Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
Clean Technologies Research Institute, Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University

Materials Research Society
Chemical Institute of Canada
Canadian Association of Physicists
American Ceramic Society

A to Z of Materials
How Stuff Works  
Materials 360

Physical Properties of Materials