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Chemistry Research Guide: Cite your sources

Resources of interest to Okanagan College students doing research in general chemistry.

Citation Styles

The most commonly used citation style in chemistry is ACS (American Chemical Society). Before using this style, you should confirm with your instructor that this is the one being used in your class.

ACS Style Guide: The Kelowna Campus Library has one copy in the Reference Collection QD 8.5 A25 2006

ACS website

Chapter 14 References (55 pages PDF) full chapter from style guide on referencing

ACS style guides for students

A quick guide to references using the ACS style guide (Concordia University June 2010) (3 pages PDF) basic introduction to ACS citation style with common examples including lab manuals & course notes

ACS style (Murdoch University, Western Australia, December 2016) numerous sources of information including e-books

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