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Chemistry 325: Atomic and Molecular Structure, Spring 2018

Citing Sources in Chemical Literature

Most Chemisty Journals in the United States use the American Chemical Society formats laid out in the ACS Style Guide. 

The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information - Coghill, Anne M.; Garson, Lorrin R. Eds.

Call Number: QD8.5.A25 2006: Reference Collection, Williston Library Reading Room

3rd ed.; ACS: Washington, 2006


Excerpt from The ACS Style Guide
This chapter is a general guide to writing a scientific paper using the American Chemical Society formats. For ACS journals and special publications, read the Guide, Notes, Notice, or Instructions for Authors that appear in each publication's first issue of the year and on the World Wide Web at

Writing Manuals

Guides for Better Science Research and Writing Indiana University Chemistry Library

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant Chuck Guilford, associate professor of English at Boise State University"an interactive, menu-driven, online writer's guide and handbook"

Hypertext Writer's Guide University of Victoria"an introduction to the process of writing and to the study of literature"

Writer's Handbook The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center

Guide to Grammar and Style By Jack Lynch"grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage"

501 Grammar And Writing Questions New York : LearningExpress, 1999. netLibrary edition. MHC Campus only

The Text Doctor Provides links to writing-related reference sources eg. Dictionaries, Grammars, Quotations.

Springshare's information on Accessibility in Libguides - - MHC Accessibility Barriers Form