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CHEM0080E Exploration of the Chemistry of Renewable Energy

A course guide for CHEM 0080E: Exploration of the Chemistry of Renewable Energy.

Tips for Success: Citing Your Sources

Please read the following information closely.  You will be expected to cite your sources correctly.

The citation style used for this course is based on the American Chemical Society (ACS) style.

Examples will need to be modifed to accurately reflect your sources.  Check your information and format carefully!

Important: We do not use parenthetical references (author-date format) in the ACS style.  Instead, we refer to each reference by a number, with the first reference you encounter in the body of the paper being reference 1, the second being reference 2, etc.  The number can either be presented as a superscript1 or in parentheses (1) at the end of the sentence to which you are providing a reference.  If you use a reference multiple times, you should use the same reference number as you used the first time you presented it.

Electronic Resources

See Electronic Resources box below for format and examples.

Web of Science and Academic Search Premier are databases that index published articles.  You must cite the article, not the database.  The format for electronic copies of articles is similar to print articles, with a few changes. 

Date accessed must be included in the citation.

If the resource does not have page numbers (e.g. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics), then include the name of the table from which you obtained the answers AND specific substance identification information, i.e. CAS RN. 

When the answers for different compounds come from the same resource, create one citation and enter the CAS RN for the first answer followed by the CAS RN for the second answer, with a comma separating the two numbers.

For original research articles, you can find the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) on the library's easyArticle page, the publisher's access page to the article, or in the PDF of the article itself.

The URL of the DOI is a persistent link to the article, which appears as: https://dx.doi.org/DOI.  The first part of the URL is always the same, DOI should be replaced with the DOI for your article.  In this example, the portion highlighted in yellow has been replaced with an actual DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja202375y.

Print Resources

See Print Resources box below for format and examples.

Electronic Resources

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

CAS RN, CAS RN. Table Name. In Book Title [Online], Edition Number; Editor 1, Editor 2, Eds.; Publisher, Year. URL (accessed Month Day, Year)

Examples of styles are provided and like any examples, they may need to be modified when applied to actual resources.  Details from editor names, publication dates, to edition numbers and CAS RNs will likely need to be corrected so that the citation is accurate.

60-12-8. Physical Constants of Organic Compounds. In CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics [Online], 95th ed; Haynes, W. M., Ed.; CRC Press, 2014-2015. http://hbcpnetbase.com/ (accessed January 15, 2015)

Journal and Magazine Articles

Author 1 (Last name, Initials.); Author 2; Author 3 (continue until you have listed all of the authors of the article). Article Title. Journal title [Online], Year of Publication, Volume Number (if no volume, use issue number), Inclusive Pagination. URL of the DOI (for journals, use the DOI; for magazines, just use the URL) (accessed Month Day, Year)

Lagaditis, P. O.; Lough, A. J.; Morris, R. H. Low-valent ene-amido iron complexes for the asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of acetophenone without base. Journal of the American Chemical Society [Online], 2011, 133, 9662-9665. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja202375y (accessed January 14, 2015)

Websites

Author 1 (Last name, Initials. or organization name); Author 2; Author 3 (continue until you have listed all of the authors; skip if no authors listed). Page Title. URL (accessed Month Day, Year).

Brown University Department of Chemistry. Department of Chemistry Home Page. https://www.brown.edu/academics/chemistry (accessed October 29, 2017).

Print Resources

Books with Authors

Author 1 (Last name, Initials.); Author 2; Author 3. Book Title, Edition (# ed.); Publisher Name: Place of Publication, Year of Publication; Pages (pp range or p single).

Sorrel, T.N. Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed.; University Science Books: Sausalito, CA, 2006; pp 59-63.

Books with Editors

Book Title, Edition (# ed.); Editor 1 (Last name, Initials.); Editor 2, Ed(s).; Publisher Name: Place of Publication, Year of Publication; Pages (pp range or p single).

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 85th ed.; Lide, D.R., Ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2004; pp 3-150.

Books with Neither an Author nor Editor

Book Title, Edition (# ed.); Publisher Name: Place of Publication, Year of Publication; Pages (pp range or p single).

Journal Articles

Author 1 (Last name, Initials.); Author 2; Author 3. Article Title. Journal Title, Year of Publication, Volume Number (if no volume, use issue number), Inclusive Pagination.

Lagaditis, P. O.; Lough, A. J.; Morris, R. H. Low-valent ene-amido iron complexes for the asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of acetophenone without base. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 9662-9665.

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