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Research Guides

Chemistry: ACS Style/CASSI

This guide is to help you get a jumpstart on Chemistry Research by giving an overview of what Chemistry Resources are available in the library, along with some quick tips on how to use them.

Chemistry Citation Styles

ACS Style (American Chemical Society)

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

  • The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information. QD8.5 .A25 2006, Main, Reference, Reserve (Circulation Desk)
  • ACS Style Cite Source (citation and in-text examples)
  • ACS Style Guide, Ch. 14: References (pdf)


CSE Documentation (Council of Science Editors)

Many scientists use one of three systems of documentation specified by the Council of Science Editors in Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (7th ed., 2006). T11 .S386 2006, Main and Reserve (Circulation Desk).

For examples of in-text citations and reference citation format, see Research & Documentation Online:
  CSE name-year system
  CSE citation-sequence system
  CSE citation-name system

CAS Source Index

CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool

Multiple-word journal titles are highly abbreviated in citations in accordance with the ACS Style Guide. The CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool is a useful tool to use for both citing and interpreting citations.

A Screenshot of the CASSI main page, showing the description and search bar.

Sample Reference List: