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Chemistry: Citations

A guide to library resources on Chemistry

Citing Sources in ACS Style

Below are some examples of how to cite sources using ACS style for a reference list. For in text citing use a number in superscript. Only use et. al. when discussing a work within the text. Cite all the co-authors of a work.

Books

Anastas, P. T.; Warner, J. C. Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice; Oxford University Press: New York, 1998


Page in a book

Anastas, P. T.; Warner, J. C. Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice; Oxford University Press: New York, 1998; p 30.


Edited Book

Phosphorus-31 NMR: Principles and Applications; Gorenstein, D. G., Ed.; Academic Press: Orlando, FL, 1984.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 92 Edition ; Haynes, W. M.; Lide, D. R., Eds.; CRC Press: Cleveland, OH, 2011.


Chapter in a Book

James, T. L. Relaxation Behavior of Nucleic Acids: Dynamics and Structure. In Phosphorus-31 NMR: Principles and Applications; Gorenstein, D. G., Ed.; Academic Press: Orlando, FL, 1984. pp. 349-400.


Journal Articles

Pohl, N. L. B.; Streff, J. M.; Brokman, S. Evaluating Sustainability: Soap versus Biodiesel Production from Plant Oils. J. Chem. Educ.2012, 89, 1053−1056.

Polavarapu, A.; Stillabower, J. A.; Stubblefield, S. K. W.; Taylor, W.M.; Baik, M-H. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 5914-5921.

Teilum, K., Kragelund, B. B., and Poulsen, F. M. (2002) Transient structure formation in unfolded acyl-coenzyme A-bindingprotein observed by site-directed spin labelling. J. Mol. Biol. 324, 349−357.


Online Only Journal Articles

Cohen, E. B.; Moore, F. R.; Fischer, R. A. Experimental Evidence for the Interplay of Exogenous and Endogenous Factors on the Movement Ecology of a Migrating Songbird. PLoS ONE [Online] 2012, 7, e41818, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041818

Wu, W. I., Voegtli, W. C., Sturgis, H. L., Dizon, F. P., Vigers, G. P., and Brandhuber, B. J. (2010) Crystal structure of human AKT1 with an allosteric inhibitor reveals a new mode of kinase inhibition. PLoS One 5, e12913, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012913


Websites

McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals Co. USA. Mylanta. http://msds.com (accessed July 2012).


Resources

ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, 3rd Edition; Coghill, A. M.; Garson, L. R., Eds.; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2006.

Information for Authors - The Journal of Organic Chemistry (ACS Publications). http://pubs.acs.org/page/joceah/submission/authors.html (accessed July 2012).

Information for Authors - Biochemistry (ACS Publications).  http://pubs.acs.org/page/bichaw/submission/authors.html (accessed April 2014).

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