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CHM317: Principles of Instrumental Analysis

Citation Styles

Make sure to properly cite your sources! Below are some commonly used citation styles in chemistry. Your formal lab reports require that you cite your sources using ACS Citation Style.

Citation Management Software

Citation managers (also called reference managers) are software tools that can help you collect and organize references for your lab reports and save time by automatically generating citations in your preferred style. There are multiple options available, many of which are free to access!

Journal Abbreviations

ACS Citation Style requires journal titles to be abbreviated in citations, as in the examples below:

J. Am. Chem. Soc. = Journal of the American Chemical Society
J. Chem. Rev. = Journal of Chemical Reviews

Below are tools you can use to find the journal abbreviation based on its full title, and vice versa.