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Chemistry: Writing/Citing

Created to help IU Northwest Chemistry students meet their research objectives.

IU Northwest Writing Assistance On Campus and Online

Visit the Writing Center in Hawthorne Hall, Room 418 to get assistance with writing papers or visit their website at

OWL Purdue Tips for Writing Research Papers


There are many educational websites dedicated to plagiarism and how to avoid it. The following is courtesy of IU Bloomington Writing Tutorial Services (WTS):

ACS Style Guide

Quick Guide: ACS Citation Style

An ACS Style Guide, 3rd ed. Quick Guide courtesy of the Penn State University Department of Chemistry.

Journal Abbreviations

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Style Guide mandates you use the abbreviation of the journal in the citation if you intend to use it as a source. Use the CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool to confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS.