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Welcome to your Scientific Skills reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
Essential Laboratory Skills for Biosciences by Essential Laboratory Skills for Biosciences is an essentialcompanion during laboratory sessions. It is designed to be simpleand give clear step by step instructions on essential techniques,supported by relevant diagrams. The book includes the use ofparticular equipment and how to do simple calculations thatstudents come across regularly in laboratory practicals. Written by experienced lecturers this handy pocket bookprovides: Simple to follow laboratory techniques Clear use of diagrams and illustrations to explain techniques,procedures and equipment Step by step worked out examples of calculations includingconcentrations, dilutions and molarity Suitable for all first year university students, the techniquesin the book will also be useful for postgraduate and final yearproject students and enhance the practical and theoreticalknowledge of all those studying bioscience related subjects.
Call Number: 570.78 MEA + eBook
Publication Date: 2012
No specific journals have been recommended for this module, however, you can access useful journals and databases for Science through your Subject Guide.
Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science by This book is a completely revised and updated version of this invaluable text which allows science students to extend necessary skills and techniques, with the topics being developed through examples in science which are easily understood by students from a range of disciplines. The introductory approach eases students into the subject, progressing to cover topics relevant to first and second year study and support data analysis for final year projects. The revision of the material in the book has been matched, on the accompanying website, with the extensive use of video, providing worked answers to over 200 questions in the book plus additional tutorial support. The second edition has also improved the learning approach for key topic areas to make it even more accessible and user-friendly, making it a perfect resource for students of all abilities. The expanding website provides a wide range of support material, providing a study environment within which students can develop their independent learning skills, in addition to providing resources that can be used by tutors for integration into other science-based programmes. Hallmark Features: Applied approach providing mathematics and statistics from the first to final years of undergraduate science courses. Second edition substantially revised to improve the learning approach to key topics and the organisation of resources for ease of use in teaching. Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/currellmaths2 providing: Over 200 videos showing step-by-step workings of problems in the book. Additional materials including related topic areas, applications, and tutorials on Excel and Minitab. Interactive multiple-choice questions for self-testing, with step-by-step video feedback for any wrong answers. A developing resource of study plans for useful topics and applications. Figures from the book for downloading.
Call Number: 519.50245 CUR + eBook
Publication Date: 2009
A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology. 5th edn. by Karen Knisely’s indispensible handbook provides practical advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions in biology, covering everything from reading technical literature and writing scientific papers, to preparing lab reports and making oral presentations of scientific findings. Since scientific communication requires unique competencies on the computer (for example, producing Greek letters and mathematical symbols), almost half of the handbook is devoted familiarizing students with helpful features in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint—features that are essential to professional quality scientific communication.
Call Number: STSK 808.06657 KNI
Publication Date: 2017