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Chemistry and Biochemistry: Writing & Citing

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Citing Your Sources

Ask your professor what style you should use for your papers and reference lists.

The ACS Style Guide is from the American Chemical Society. The most recent edition is from 2006.

Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers is the preferred citation style for many scientific disciplines. The 8th edition (2014) is the most current manual.

CSE has two forms, Name-Year and Citation-Sequence. Check with your professor for his or her preferred method.

Citation Management

There are several different types of software that can help you manage all of your references as you research. See the guides below for more information.

More Help with Writing & Publishing

Visit The DU Quark to:

  • See scientific research being done by Duquesne students
  • Get published
  • Become a peer reviewer

See Where to Publish your Research to:

  • Identify journals in which to publish
  • Choose the right journal to publish in
  • Know the pros and cons of open access journals
  • Identify open access journals with author fees

See Science Writing to:

  • Get more information on writing in the sciences

Visit the National Association of Science Writers to find:

  • Links and tools to promote the craft of effective scientific communication

See Scholarly Impact to:

  • Find out who is citing you
  • Document your scholarly impact
  • Schedule a consultation with a librarian

See Raising Your Scholarly Impact to:

  • Learn how to increase your scholarly profile
  • Learn how to promote your work

You can also make an appointment with the Writing Center for help with all aspects of the writing process.

           Select Science Writing Books

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