The ability to write and communicate clearly is crucial to academic success. The Library holds many books and ebooks that will help you with your scientific writing and with using subject-specific software and programming languages.

The University's Study Skills service is here to assist with your studies and to help develop and enhance the skills that will make you better prepared for university and beyond.

LaTeX is the de facto standard software to write scientific reports. It is an add-on to the famous TeX program by Donald Knuth, and gives it a more friendly and approachable face. You can use LaTeX to produce high-quality printed technical material that look better than anything produced in Word. It also helps you keep track of references to equation numbers, bibliographies, and tables of contents automatically. It can handle graphics too.

The Library, together with the School of Mathematics and the Faculty of Engineering, offer an enhanced subscription to Overleaf. Overleaf is an easy-to-use, online, collaborative LaTeX editor. You can sign up for your free account using your UoB email address.

Some useful library books, ebooks and other online resources:

- LaTex Beginner's Guide - Second Edition by Stefan KottwitzISBN: 9781801078658Publication Date: 2021-10-06Harness the power of LaTeX and its wide range of features to create professional-looking text, articles, and books with both online and offline capabilities of LaTeX
- A Primer of Mathematical Writing by Steven G. KrantzISBN: 9781470436582Publication Date: 2017-12-30The truly new feature of this second edition is an extensive discussion of technological developments. Similar to the first edition, Krantz's frank and straightforward approach makes this book particularly suitable as a textbook for an undergraduate course.
- LaTeX in 24 Hours by Dilip DattaISBN: 9783319478319Publication Date: 2017-01-20This book presents direct and concise explanations and examples to many LaTeX syntax and structures, allowing students and researchers to quickly understand the basics that are required for writing and preparing manuscripts, journal articles, reports, presentation slides and academic theses and dissertations.
- Learning LaTeX by David F. Griffiths; Desmond J. HighamISBN: 9781611974416Publication Date: 2016-09-15A short, well-written book that covers the material essential for learning LaTeX. It includes incisive examples that teach LaTeX in a powerful, yet abbreviated fashion.
- More Math into LaTeX by George GrätzerISBN: 9783319237954Publication Date: 2016-02-23For over two decades, this comprehensive manual has been the standard introduction and complete reference for writing articles and books containing mathematical formulas.
- Mathematics into Type by Ellen Swanson; Arlene A. O'SeanISBN: 9780821819616Publication Date: 1999-05-19This classic book, covering the AMS style, is available for free on the AMS Author Resource Center.

- CTAN - Comprehensive TeX Archive NetworkThe primary source of information relating to LaTeX. Makes available free versions of the complete software distribution for Windows, Mac, and Unix/Linux operating systems.
- LaTeX WikibookA guide to the LaTeX typesetting system. It is intended as a useful resource for everybody, from new users who wish to learn, to old hands who need a quick reference.
- The LaTeX ProjectOfficial home of the LaTeX document preparation system.
- TeX - LaTeX Stack ExchangeA question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems.
- TUG - TeX Users GroupNot-for-profit organisation that offers advice and information about TeX-related matters. It has local user groups in many countries around the world.
- Mathpix SnipCross platform apps that convert images (equations, texts, and tables) into digital documents.

Extracts data instantly from PDFs or handwritten notes by taking a screenshot, and pasting the AI generated code into your editor.

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