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What citation style should I use?
Use the style recommended by your professor or choose one of the major styles below based on the discipline for your paper:
Want help with writing & citing?
ACS Style Guide
Chemistry has its own style for citing sources, labeling figures, formatting papers, etc. Their style guide is online! Check it out for some really helpful information.
Chemists love to make their references as short as possible! They also love abbreviations. This can make things a little tricky when you are creating your reference section, or trying to interpret someone else's. Here are some tools you can use to figure out those abbreviations.
CAplus Core Titles List
This isn't really searchable, but that's why we have CTRL+F. This is a list of the most important chemical journals and their abbreviations.
CAS Source Index (CASSI)
This is a searchable index of all of the journals that have appeared in Chemical Abstracts since 1907. The results lists can be a bit confusing but if you're having trouble finding your journal in the CAplus Core Titles List, give it a try!
NLM Journals Search
This allows you to search, but still not as easy as it should be. Put your journal title or abbreviation in quotes so the system doesn't get confused!