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Chemistry: Writing, Citing, Presenting

How to find information on all aspects of chemistry: "A couple of months in the laboratory can save a couple of hours in the library."-Frank H. Westheimer, chemistry professor (1912-2007)

Scientific Writing

Presenting Science

Poster Printing

The Library's Learning Resources Center can print posters for you for a small fee. Be sure to submit your file with enough time to correct any issues and to give them sufficient time to print. See the LRC website for submission guidelines and hours.

Citing Chemistry Sources

The primary citation style for chemistry is the ACS (American Chemical Society) Style.

  • The ACS style guide: effective communication of scientific information (the full manual) is available in the Reference Collection (1st floor) at Ref. QD8.5 .A25 2006
  • A Quick Guide to ACS Style (PDF) is available from Penn State

Another common style is the CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style.

  • Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers (the full manual) is available in the Reference Collection (1st floor) at Ref. T11 .S386 2006
  • A set of examples is available from Ohio State

Both formats are available in the Citation Tools EndNote Web and Mendeley.

Citation Guide