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ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication

As of 2020, the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication is a digital-first publication containing a wealth of new chapters and resources to help you master the art of scholarly communication and make your research stand out. This publication includes the most updated version of the ACS Style Guide.

ACS Style

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has its own style guide. There are two copies of this style guide in the Angus L. Macdonald Library, one in the Reference Collection and another in the Main Collection, under the call number QD 8.5 A25. Chapter 14 which describes references and referencing is available online.

You can also use RefWorks to create a bibliography in ACS format. Contact the Chemistry Liaison Librarian, Carolyn DeLorey, for assistance in using RefWorks.

There is an excellent quick guide for the ACS style at Williams College Library

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RefWorks is an online application that lets you organize citations for the articles and books you consult, read and cite as part of your research.

Please note: the Library's RefWorks subscription will not be renewed and will end in April, 2022. 

The Library will be supporting Zotero, a freely available citation management tool. RefWorks users have the option to export their RefWorks libraries to Zotero. More information about Zotero can be found in our Citation Management Subject Guide. Information on exporting your RefWorks library can be found here.


Abbreviations for Chemistry Journals

Abbreviations for 1,500 key scientific journals are found on this page. Use these abbreviations for reference lists.