About This Guide
This guide was made to help Chem 122L and Chem 341L students find the information they need to complete their lab reports and pre-lab assignments.
If you need more help, don't hesitate to ask!
- Email me to set up an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drop by my office in the Main Library: Room 111
ACS Citation Examples
Citations in this class should be in ACS style.
For citation information, consult Chapter 14 (References) of the ACS Style Guide:
- Main Library Reference desk, call number QD8.5 .A25 2006
- Online from the ACS
Or consult the Center For Writers
Why We Cite
There are several reasons to cite sources you use when writing research papers and class assignments:
1) Give credit
Scholarly research builds upon what has come before. For this reason, scientists must acknowledge the work of others through citations, or references.
2) Add credibility
Readers will want to critically evaluate your data and claims. Citing sources of information allows the reader to find the original source of any information.
3) Avoid plagiarism
Failing to give credit to sources is a form of plagiarism. Whether it is data, and image, a direct quote, or a summary of a source's findings you must cite every time!
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