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Chemistry

A guide to research resources for chemistry

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Citing Sources

The primary reasons for citing sources in a research paper are to give credit to the authors whose work you have drawn upon and to allow readers to track down your sources, should they wish to explore further.

There are many style guides for formatting citations and creating bibliographies. The ACS Style Guide (online version) is frequently used in the chemistry field, but you may be called upon to use others. A print version of the ACS Style Guide may be found in the library here: QD8.5 .A25 2006.

See the box below for tools to help you format citations and bibliographies.

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