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ACS (American Chemical Society)

Developed by the American Chemical Society, this style may be used for research papers in the field of chemistry.

Each citation consists of two parts: the in-text citation, which provides brief identifying information within the text, and the reference list, a list of sources that provides full bibliographic information. Journal titles longer than one word are abbreviated according to the conventions set up by CASSI (Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index).

Example sites

Print style guides

book jacket
The ACS style guide : effective communication of scientific information.
Edition: 3rd ed. / Anne M. Coghill, Lorrin R. Garson, editors.
Publication Info.: Washington, DC : American Chemical Society ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Call Number: QD8.5 .A25 2006

EndNotes output styles

Style manuals in the University Libraries collections

Book and ebook versions of major styles guides.

EndNote at Virginia Tech


EndNote is bibliographic manager software allows researchers to save and organize results of database searches or lists of bibliographic references. A web-based product called EndNote Online is also available.

The university's site license for EndNote will end on May 1, 2017. After this date, EndNote will be available for individual purchase through Software Distribution, just like Microsoft and Adobe software packages. Access to the free version of EndNote Online will continue. We recommend users consider one of the freely available citation managers like Zotero or Mendeley.

EndNote Online

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