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Books on specialized writing

Business communication: 2 electronic books linked in the UMass Amherst library catalog

Encyclopedia of business letters, faxes, and e-mails
Robert W. Bly.  Franklin Lakes, N.J. :  Career Press,  c2009

Business Writing for Results : How to Create a Sense of Urgency and Increase Response to All of Your Business Communications,
Jane K. Cleland.  New York :  McGraw-Hill,  c2003.

Science writing and citing
: 3 books in paper format - link to library catalog record for more information

Mastering scientific and medical writing: a self-help guide, Silvia M. Rogers
UM Science  Reference T11 .R64 2007

Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers, (7th ed) by the Style Manual Committee, Council of Science Editors
UM Science 
 T11 .S386 2006

See also the website Council of Science Editors Citation Guide
A quick reference for citation styles. RefWorks includes these styles too.

A short guide to writing about biology, by Jan A. Pechenik
UM Science  QH304 .P43 2007 

Finally, Nature magazine is a prestigious periodical in the sciences. They have an excellent short article on How to write for a Nature journal. See the list at the end for other resources on How to write a scientific paper. 
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