Blum, Deborah, and Knudson, Mary eds.
Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers: Field Guide for Science Writers
. Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Using The New York Times as Your Journalism Textbook
. New York: The New York Times Company, 1998. This book gives great insight into the best newspaper for young journalists to read. It also uses Science Times examples and talks about the elements of feature stories including the anecdotal opening, which it refers to as a "vignette."
School Newspaper Adviser's Survival Guide
. West Nyack, New York: The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1998. This book contains loads of tips for getting students comfortable with the newspaper writing style.
This and the following recommendation will help students draw from the tool they like to use the most: the computer.
Paul, Nora M.
Computer-Assisted Research: A Guide to Tapping Online Information
. 4th ed. Chicago: Bonus Books, Inc., 1999.
Berinstein, Paula, et al.
Finding Statistics Online: How to Locate the Elusive Numbers You Need
. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 1998.