SEAFDEC/AQD Library imparts basic research writing techniques

by Development Communication Section

Mr. Stephen Alayon of SEAFDEC/AQD Library and Data Banking Services teach basic techniques in writing for scientific publications

Searching proper information sources, writing correct citations and classifying data are a few basic skills conveyed by SEAFDEC/AQD Library to 31 senior high school students of Colegio de las Hijas de Jesus during a lecture last 26 January 2018 at SEAFDEC/AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station.

Mr. Stephen Alayon, acting head of SEAFDEC/AQD Library and Data Banking Services Section, presented the basic techniques in writing for scientific publications which includes APA citation style, various types of citation databases, how to distinguish a legitimate scientific journal versus predatory journals, and how to cite sources without committing plagiarism.  This information could be useful for senior high school students under the STEM strand to prepare them on writing for scientific journals.

At the end of the lecture, Mr. Alayon demonstrated the use of a reference management tool called Zotero. According to its website, Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in web browser, allowing the researcher to add it to a personal library with a single click.

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