Here is a collection of useful links for undergraduate project students (and postgraduates). Know of something else? Let me know!
The University of Hull Skills Team (lots of guides to all aspects of academic work)
The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour’s guidelines for the ethical treatment of animals in research
Writing scientific papers generally
On why you can never ‘prove’ your hypothesis (unless you are a mathematician)
On structuring your paragraphs. Remember also: Point-Evidence-Explain
Ten words you need to stop misspelling, from the Oatmeal
Reporting your methods and results (don’t be put off by the fact this is about meta-analyses – it’s all good practice anyway. Look at figure 1 for a quick ‘how to’ guide).
Writing your results section (some regular feedback to my project students)
Writing your discussion (some more tips I email to my project students every year)
Introduction to referencing from the University of Hull
Harvard referencing guide from the University of Hull
Ten Simple Rules for Better Figures (Rougier et al. 2014), from PLOS Computational Biology’s Ten Simple Rules series.
Picking a colour scale for scientific graphics, including attractive colour palettes and thinking about accessibility for people with colourblindness
Part 1 of a 6-part series (links to the rest at the bottom of the post) on using colour to display data, from NASA’s Earth Observatory
A compendium of clean graphs: lots of examples of different types of figures in R, with code
Colors in R: a long list of what R calls different colours, handy for making figures look pretty.
Other useful things
Keeping up with the scientific literature: lots of ideas for starting new research and keeping on top of the research you are interested in (this may be more useful for postgraduate students)