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Chemistry & Biochemistry

The basic tools you will need to research topics in chemistry and biochemistry, along with resources to help you write effectively within the discipline.

Why cite?

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 is frequently used in the chemistry field, but you may be called upon to use others.

ACS Chemworx

Reference Management Tools

Resources for Scientific Writing

ACS Style

Basic reference list format for a journal article:

Caruso, R. A.; Susha, A.; Caruso, F. Multilayered Titania, Silica, and Laponite Nanoparticle Coatings on Polystyrene Colloidal
     Templates and Resulting Inorganic Hollow Spheres. Chem. Mater. 2001, 13, 400–409.

Writing & Research for Chemists

Help with Scientific Writing