Doing science

Libraries, catalogues and repositories

GIUZ library

Main library of the University of Zurich

Zurich Open Repository and Archive

Main library of the ETH Zurich

Library catalogue of the Swiss Universities

ISI Web of Knowledge

Google Scholar


Information on the Open Access Initiative (University of Zurich)

Publishing in Geography – A Guide for New Researchers (Royal Geographical Society) (PDF, 1632 KB)

Ten Simple Rules for Getting Published (PLoS)

An editor's message to authors

Guidelines on assigning authorship (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors)

Guidelines on assigning authorship (British Sociological Association guidelines)

Publishing in Science and Technology (House of Commons Report)

Ranking of journals per academic discipline, mapping of knowledge flow between disciplines

Overview of publisher's policies regarding online provision of papers by authors


Academic Word List (University of Nottingham)

British National Corpus (University of Oxford)

The Internet Grammar of English (University College London)

Lessons on English grammar (Language Dynamics)


APA style (American Psychological Association)

APA style guide (Purdue Online Writing Lab)

MLA style guide (Purdue Online Writing Lab)

Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago)

Short essays on scientific writing (San Francisco Edit)

Politics and the English Language (George Orwell)

The Elements of Style (William Strunk Jr.)

A Scrutiny of the Abstract (Kenneth K. Landes)

Online Guidelines for Academic Research And Writing (Norman Bakchaus, Pia Bereuter, Rico Tuor, Martin Müller)


Ten Simple Rules for Reviewers (PLoS)


Ten Simple Rules for Making Good Oral Presentations (PLoS)

Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation (PLoS)


Roles and Responsibilities (ICMJE)

Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct (American Psychological Association) (see Standard 8)


Ten Simple Rules for Graduate Students (PLoS)

Ten Simple Rules for Doing Your Best Research, According to Hamming (PLoS)

Ten Simple Rules for a Successful Collaboration (PLoS)

Ten Simple Rules To Combine Teaching and Research (PLoS)

Ten Simple Rules for Chairing a Scientific Session (PLoS)

Ten Simple Rules for Organizing a Scientific Meeting (PLoS)

Ten Simple Rules for Organizing a Virtual Conference (PLoS)

Ten Simple Rules for Choosing between Industry and Academia (PLoS)

Ten Simple Rules for Selecting a Postdoctoral Position (PLoS)

Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants (PLoS)