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Reference Managers and Style Guides

Reference Management Tools

EndNote recommended resource
EndNote bibliographic management software exports bibliographies in many different styles and makes building your personal bibliographic database much easier. Both ACS and CSE are available as output styles in EndNote. A free web version is also available.

NoodleTools U.T. restricted
A web-based student research service that helps you correctly cite sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Use NoodleTools throughout a research project to track your sources, take notes, create outlines, collaborate with classmates, and format and print your bibliography.

Zotero recommended resource
A free software tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Other commercial reference management and scholarly networking systems include Mendeley (Elsevier), ResearchGate, and The American Chemical Society offers ACS ChemWorx, which includes authorship tools. (Note: Research social network sites make sharing of papers easy, but that doesn't mean it's legal. Read your copyright transfer agreements carefully before posting any of your publications directly to networking sites.)

Style Guides

ACS style guide. 3rd ed. recommended resource
e-book E-Book U.T. restricted
print QD 8.5 A25 2006 Chem Reserves, Reference
Examples (Univ. of Wisconsin)
Guide to writing and preparing papers for publication in the chemical sciences.

AIP style manual. 4th ed.
print QC 5.45 A45 1990 PMA
e-book PDF
Guidance in preparing physics manuscripts for publication.

Council of Science Editors. Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. 7th ed.
print T 11 S386 2006 Life Science, PCL
Examples (Ohio State)
Formerly the CBE Style Manual, this is the primary guide for publications in the life sciences.

Manual of scientific style.
print T 11 M36 2009 Chem Reference

Write like a chemist : a guide and resource.
print QD 9.15 W75 2008 Chem Stacks

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