The following pages are designed to provide a consistent set of resources for students, instructors, and faculty in the Department of Biology at Queen's University. These resources and recommendations are consistent with current best practices in Biology and reflect the ways we analyze and write about the data arising from our research. The resources here provide generic advice: if this advice is inconsistent with what your course or instructor/professor tells you, you should follow their instructions.

Also available for reference: The R and Excel Primer from BIOL 243.

The following resources have more detailed information:

  • Pinker, S. 2014. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Viking Adult, New York. ISBN: 9780670025855
  • Heard, S. B. 2022. The Scientist's Guide to Writing (2nd Ed). Princeton University Press, ISBN: 97806912189
  • How to write an essay
  • Whitlock M and Schluter D. 2020. The Analysis of Biological Data. W. H. Freeman, ISBN-13: 978-1319226237

These resources are maintained by Anna Rooke. Let her know if you have further suggestions or see something here that should be corrected.