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Writing & Citing

Consult the Library's Writing and Citing resources to learn more about how to use a citation management database to track, build, edit and produce ACS Style references and bibliographies. There are many different and free citation management tools available. A more extensive list may be found here

Lots of new quick citation management tools including Citation MachinebibmeAPA Referencing Generator, EasyBib don't easily or accurately convert for ACS style, but Citation Machine American Chemical Society is a bit clunky, but works for most requests!

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Guides for APAChicago and MLA. 

A key citation management tool that provides citations in a variety of styles for books and articles is ZoteroBib. Try it out using ISBNs and DOIs. It does ACS Style which is a great resource not easily found elsewhere

New to Brock!!! The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication which includes constantly updated content on writing, communication, journals, data, editorial and most importantly current ACS scientific style conventions. 

ACS Style requires journal title abbreviations - which can be tricky! Consult CASSI for journal name abbreviations which are essential for citations, interlibrary loan and for older and foreign language journals.Check Beyond CASSI which is an updated list if necessary. There are several alternate services that translate journal name abbreviations to full names including All That JAS, Web of Science Journal Title Abbreviations, and Brock Library's Journals (just enter abbreviation - full name will come out if found).