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Chemistry: Writing and Citation Guides

This Guide is to help you find chemistry resources

Ref Works

ACS Citation Guide

 

ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication - 2020

ACS Style Guide;  Effective Communication of Scientific Research - 2006

A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry
QD8.5 D38 2010

CASSI - Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index

Comparing MLA and ACS Formats

Journal Articles

Basic Format for ACS:
Author, A. A; Author, B. B; Author, C. C. Title of Article. Journal Abbreviation (italics) Year (boldface), Volume (italics), Inclusive Pagination.

Examples:

Baum, R.M. Alcoholism and Family Abuse in Maggie and The Bluest Eye.  Mos. 1986, 19, 91-105.
Bowering, G.  Baseball and the Canadian Imagination.  Can. Lit. 1986, 108, 115-24.

 

Basic Format for MLA:

Author, First Name.  Title of Article in Quotes.  Journal Name (italics) Volume.Issue (no space) Year: (Parentheses)

Pagination.  Medium of publication.

Examples:

Baum, Rosalie Murphy. "Alcoholism and Family Abuse in Maggie and The Bluest Eye." Mosaic  
        19.3 (1986): 91-105. Print.

Bowering, George. "Baseball and the Canadian Imagination." Canadian Literature 108
        (1986):115-24. Print.

 

Books

 

Basic Format for ACS:

Author. Title of Book; (italics) Publisher: Place of publication, Year of Publication.

Example:

LeCouteur, P.;Burreson, J.  Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History; Putman:  New York, 2003.

 

Basic Format for MLA

Author Lastname, Firstname.  Title of Book. (italics) Place of publication:  Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

Example:

LeCouteur, Pierre, and Jay Burreson.  Napoleon’s Buttons:  How 17 Molecules Changed History.

     New York: Putman, 2003. Print.