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Physics and Astronomy: LaTex and Scientific Writing

LaTex and Writing Lab Reports

LaTeX

The University provides templates in Word and LaTeX that meet the requirements set out in the Regulations.

LaTeX Thesis Templates  https://library.soton.ac.uk/thesis/templates

Information from LaTex web site:  https://www.latex-project.org/

Tutorials and books from the LaTex web site: https://www.latex-project.org/help/links/

Video tutorials on various LaTeX topics This channel shows a growing collection of high-quality video tutorials from the folks from ShareLaTeX (an online editor for LaTeX) on different aspects of LaTeX, currently a beginners series, a series on Thesis writing, a series on beamer, and one on TikZ.

This article by Keith Reckdahl shows you how to do (almost) anything with graphics: side-by-side, rotated, etc.

 

Using BibTeX for LaTeX

BibTeX is a tool used with LaTeX that allows you to store reference details in separate files that can be linked to a LaTeX document. There are many, mostly free, versions (distributions) of LaTeX available either for download (e.g. MiKTeX, TeXnicCenter, TeXworks) or as web-based versions (e.g. Authorea, Overleaf, ShareLaTeX). https://www.imperial.ac.uk/admin-services/library/learning-support/reference-management/bibtex-for-latex/

 

Lab Reports

Links:

http://library.soton.ac.uk/sash/pdf-guides

Overview (PDF), Process (PDF) and Structure (PDF): Get to grips with scientific writing.

University of Toronto Writing Advice on The Lab Report:

https://advice.writing.utoronto.ca/types-of-writing/lab-report/