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Chemistry: Citation

Citation Management

What is a citation? A citation....

  • describes a book, journal article, website, or other published item
  • gives credit to the originator of an idea, thus preventing plagiarism
  • enables the reader to retrieve the item you refer to
  • includes the author, title, source (publisher and place of publication or URL), and date

Plagiarism Tutorial

Citing the Information

Landmarks Citation Machine  

Choose the appropriate style (APA, MLA, etc.) and fill in the forms to create citations for any format.

EndNote is a very sophisticated citation manager that offers the largest number of citation formats and options. The files reside on the computer which does not make it dependent on an internet connection; it does offer a basic but less functional Web based option; it is considered more difficult to learn and use. 

Chemistry Citation

American Chemical Society (ACS) Style

Examples of Source Listings

Books by one or more authors, without editors
Note: Chapter titles are not necessary. Qualifiers such as Jr. or II follow the middle name or initial. Author field ends with a period.

Template:

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. Chapter Title. Book Title, Edition Number; Series Information (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume Number, Pagination.

Reference List Examples:

Saferstein, R. Organic Analysis. Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 8th ed.; Pearson/Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2004; pp 119-143.

Pavia, D. L.; Lampman, G. M.; Kriz, G. S.; Engel, R. G. Introduction to Organic Laboratory Techniques: A Small-Scale Approach, 2nd ed.; Brooks/Cole -Thompson Learning: Belmont, CA, 2005; pp 10-25.

Books with editors

Template:

Editor 1, Editor 2, Editor 3, etc., Eds. Book Title, Edition Number; Series Information (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume Number, Pagination.

Reference List Example:

Tatar, M. M., Ed. The Classic Fairy Tales: Texts, Criticism, 1st ed.; W.W. Norton & Company: New York, 1998; pp 30-35.