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Chemistry: Effective Writing Tips

Library resources for classes taught through the Department of Chemistry



Journal Abbreviations

The ACS style guide requires that you use the abbreviation of a journal when you cite the source. The following link will take you to a comprehensive list of scientific journal abbreviations.


Plagiarism YouTube Video

Paraphrasing Examples

Improper paraphrasing is one of the most common ways that students inadvertently plagiarize when writing a paper. These examples each provide the original source material, as well as an acceptable and a plagiarized paraphrase based on that source material.


Tips for Writing Research Papers

ACS Style Guide

Chapter 14 is the chapter in the ACS Style Guide which deals with references and citation. At the end of the chapter, a list of abbreviations for the most commonly cited journals is provided.

ACS Quick Guide

ACS Style Sample Paper