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This guide is for Chemistry. Use the resources and information on this guide to help with research. For assistance, please contact your librarian.

Citation Style Guides on the Web

Style guides from the Temple University Writing Center:

Another great resource for APA, Chicago, and MLA styles is Purdue OWL.

Other styles common for the sciences and, specifially, physics are CSE and ACS:

CSE: Council of Science Editors


ACS: American Chemical Society


Books on Citation Style

Citation Management

RefWorks logo

RefWorks is a web-based personal database for storing, organizing, formatting, and sharing your citations.

Even though RefWorks and other similar programs will format your citations for you, they're not perfect and you should always double check that everything looks right.

Journal Abbreviations

Having trouble deciphering a journal title that's abbreviated? Try these resources: