Writing Resources

Popular Writing Resources

OWL

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University offers grammar, style, and citation help with a searchable online database.

Hodges’ Harbrace handbook / Cheryl Glenn 16th ed.

Most current edition in Reference

Agvet Reference PE1112 .H6 2007

Style Guides: guidelines for bibliography and paper submission

Each journal publisher requires specific formatting for papers, images, appendices, and bibliographies.

Check the journal bibliographic page or website for the required style.

Popular Styles

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.

Agvet Reference: BF76.7 .P83 2001

MLA handbook for writers of research papers / Joseph Gibaldi.

Most current in reference

Agvet Reference: LB2369 .G53 2003

The essentials of MLA style : a guide to documentation for writers of research papers, with an appendix on APA style / Joseph F. Trimmer.

Agvet Reference: PN147 .T75 1998

The ACS style guide

Most current edition in Reference

Agvet Reference: QD8.5 .A25 2006

Additional Writing Resources

How to write and publish a scientific paper / Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel.

Agvet Stacks: T11 .D33 2006

Grant writing for dummies / by Bev Browning.

Agvet Stacks: HG177.5 .U6 B76 2005

Guide to writing empirical papers, theses, and dissertations

Agvet Stacks: T11 .L53 2001

Writing : grammar, usage, and style

Agvet Stacks: PE1408 .E3555 2001

Technical writing for dummies / by Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts.

Agvet Stacks: QE48.85 .G44 1995

Consult Hodges Reference pages for more information

http://www.lib.utk.edu/refs/style.html

Enhanced Security for Hodges Library: Card Swipe System Underway

Beginning at midnight on August 18, the UT Libraries will institute a card swipe entry system for the Hodges Library between the hours of midnight and 7 AM, Sunday through Thursday. The second floor Melrose door will serve as the sole entry point for UT students, faculty, and staff during these hours, and a swipe of the VolCard will be required to enter. Individuals may still exit at the ground floor doors, but entry will be closed between midnight and 7 AM at the Volunteer entrance. If you’re planning to enter the Hodges Library after midnight, be sure to carry your VolCard with you.

We’re carpeting the stacks in Hodges Library

We’re carpeting the library stacks! We at the Hodges Main Library apologize for the inconvenience. As we work our way around each floor, small areas of the book stacks will be temporarily inaccessible.

UT students, faculty, and staff can obtain books from closed areas by using our “Request” service. Use the “Request” link in the library catalog to request items. Faculty, graduate students, and staff may request campus delivery or hold for pickup. Undergraduates may request hold for pickup at any library branch.

Access to individual faculty studies may also be blocked for brief periods.

Carpeting begins on August 17 and will continue for at least two months. We are making every effort to make the process as unobtrusive and environmentally-friendly as possible. Follow our day-to-day progress on the new digital sign displays in Hodges Library. Please ask for help or information at the Hodges Library circulation desk (2nd floor entrance).

Measuring the Impact of Published Research

How can one measure a scholar’s impact on his or her discipline? Dr. James Pringle will speak on “Citation Impact and Research Evaluation” on Tuesday, August 31, 2:30 p.m., in the Hodges Library.
Read more about the “Citation Impact” presentation.

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UT librarians will present a follow-up workshop for the UT community:

Measuring Research: Understanding Citation Counts and Impact Factors
Wednesday, September 15
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Hodges Library, Room 211

This workshop will provide an overview of ways to analyze scholarly output, including citation counts, the h-Index, the Eigenfactor, and impact factors. Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports will be demonstrated during the hands-on portion of the session. Instructors: Donna Braquet, Associate Professor, Life Sciences Librarian; Peter Fernandez, Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Librarian. All UT faculty, staff and students are invited. Limited seating of 30. Please RSVP by Sept. 13 to dbraquet@utk.edu.

Open House for Graduate Students, Aug. 20

Graduate students are invited to an Open House at the library.
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OPEN HOUSE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Friday, August 20, 1-3 pm
Hodges Main Library
2nd Floor, Melrose Entrance

• Register for Interlibrary Loan and Library Express delivery service
• Meet your department’s subject librarian and learn more about resources in your field
• Find out about the Libraries’ training workshops for EndNote citation management software
• Bring your laptop and register your wireless account with assistance from the Office of Information Technology
• Familiarize yourself with the library in a relaxed atmosphere

Join us for snacks and a chance to win great prizes!

Measuring the Impact of Published Research

How can one measure a scholar’s impact on his or her discipline? Dr. James Pringle will speak on “Citation Impact and Research Evaluation” on Tuesday, August 31, 2:30 p.m., in the Hodges Library Auditorium. This is a free event sponsored by the UT Libraries and the ORNL Research Library.

Citation metrics are used to:
• demonstrate research impact and scholarly achievement
• evaluate funding applications
• build research teams
• manage journal collections

This presentation will:
• look at the role of citations in the evolving process of scholarly research and communications
• provide an overview of citation metrics
• survey critical issues for the future

James Pringle is Vice President for Product Development at Thomson Reuters Healthcare & Science.

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UT librarians will present a follow-up workshop for the UT community:

Measuring Research: Understanding Citation Counts and Impact Factors
Wednesday, September 15
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Hodges Library, Room 211

This workshop will provide an overview of ways to analyze scholarly output, including citation counts, the h-Index, the Eigenfactor, and impact factors. Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports will be demonstrated during the hands-on portion of the session. Instructors: Donna Braquet, Associate Professor, Life Sciences Librarian; Peter Fernandez, Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Librarian. All UT faculty, staff and students are invited. Limited seating of 30. Please RSVP by Sept. 13 to dbraquet@utk.edu.