Harvard reference generator
This wizard will correctly format a range of references including Blog articles, Emails, Ediscussion lists, books and journal articles for inclusion in theses, essays and articles.
There are a range of formulae that can be used to assess the readability of written text. While these all have limitations, judicious use of several readability predictors can improve the clarity of writing of articles, theses, reports and possibly dissertations. Check how readable your work is using the Dairy Science and Food Technology readability calculator.
How to write a research paper
This site has been written by Professor David R. Caprette from Rice University. It provides a good general introduction to writing your first research paper. Well worth visiting!
Free online statistical calculators
Graphpad software offers a selection of free on-line calculators for doing statistical calculations. Note the calculators provided should also help with descriptive analysis of data, preparation of molar solutions as well as the usual distribution and probability facilities that might be expected.
The Thesis Tutor
Many people find writing papers, reports, and theses difficult. The Thesis Tutor tool provided here may prove useful in helping to structure writing. The Thesis Tutor comprises two sections, a ‘whiteboard’ where ideas concerning the content of a report can be listed and a content planner arranged in table format. The project plan can be exported and discussed with the project supervisor.
Scholarly and Professional Style Manuals (University of North Texas Libraries)
This authoritative guide developed and maintained by Bobby Griffith details the recommended citation styles of various universities, publishing houses, and professional organizations. This is particularly useful referencing guide to formatting and documenting research papers in AMA, APA, ASA, CBE, Chicago, and MLA style. The main focus of the resource is on how to prepare papers and assignments for classes, seminars, and conferences.
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