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Online Resources from the SJSU Writing Center - Help with writing concerns (style, grammar, and punctuation) and professional writing
SJSU Career Center - Virtual Resources - Online help with resume writing, job search, internships
The library has many books that can help you with your writing in general. Try these Subject Heading searches in the catalog for books on writing:
eBooks- online resources found through the Library Catalog
Choose to search the Library Catalog with keywords, i.e. “technical writing” “communication in engineering” “communication of technical information”
Discusses writing a literature review, research proposals, journal paper, design report, emails, and many other useful documents in science and engineering.
Engineer’s Guide to Technical Writing [electronic resource] / Kenneth G. Budinski (2001)
Definition of technical writing and styles, includes examples of laboratory report, informal report, formal report, technical newsletter, journal article, patent.
Scientists Must Write: A Guide to Better Writing for Scientists, Engineers, and Students [electronic resource] / Robert Barrass
Describes the importance of writing for technical communications and includes details about how to plan and write for a technical report, including using illustrations and numbers. A chapter is devoted to how to gather information through “Reading.”
Technical Writing [electronic resource] / Sajitha Jayaprakash (2008)
Find out the basics of technical writing and documentation. Learn about writing standards and styles, the structure of a document, and using language to communicate. Punctuation rules and misused words are explained.
Technical Writing in the Corporate World [electronic resource] / Herman A. Estrin, Norbert Elliot (1990)
Writing technical documents. Includes resumes and cover letters to get a job. On the job writing examples include trip reports, activity reports, proposals, and procedures.
Scientists Must Write: A Guide to Better Writing for Scientists, Engineers, and Students / Robert Barrass (2002)
Technical writing: essentials for the successful professional / David Ingre (2003) - includes a CD-ROM of Survivor's Guide to Technical Writing
Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style / Philip Rubens (ed.)
Choose the writing style by considering the audience and document type. Consider paragraph and sentence structure. Help with punctuation, terminology, spelling, and abbreviations, using numbers and symbols.
Technical writing: what it is & how to do it / Julie M. Zeleznik ; with contributions from Philippa J. Benson, Rebecca E. Burnett
Online (via IEEE Xplore Digital Library) -- Quarterly
The study, development, improvement, and promotion of techniques for preparing, organizing for use, processing, editing, collecting, conserving, and disseminating any form of information in the electrical and electronics fields.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication - editor: Charles H. Sides
Online (via EBSCOhost) -- Quarterly
For practitioners and teachers of most functional forms of communication.
Online (via Sage) --
Provides an interdisciplinary forum for critical and analytical articles addressing communication issues among scientists, scientific content in the mass media, and ethical issues related to the communication of science.
Online (via Education Full Text) -- Quarterly
Research focused on technical communication in academic, scientific, technical, business, governmental, and related organizational or social contexts. Articles published in TCQ combine theoretical and practical perspectives. All articles have a sound basis in theory, use accessible examples and illustrations, and include implications for teaching, research, or practice in technical communication.