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CHEM 2380: Organic Chemistry 2

ACS Style Guide

You are required to use the ACS Style Guide, 3rd edition, for formatting your paper and citations. The guide is available online, and you can access it at the library, through EagleNet, or from home. To use the book, follow these steps:

  1. Select the link below and you'll be taken to the library catalog.
  2. Next select the link, "Connect to electronic resource." If are accessing the book remotely (including EagleNet), you'll be asked to enter your EUID and EUID password after you click on the link.
  3. Now you can browse, read, and save/print parts of the guide. 

Quick Guide and CASSI

These are some shortcuts to using the ACS Style. Note that the ACS style requires you to abbreviate journal titles in reference list citations. CASSI is the tool that helps you find the abbreviations.

Note: You will need to make two corrections after creating a bibliography with Google Docs and RefWorks. First, highlight the entire bibliography and create a 0.5 inch hanging indent. Second, check whether the journal titles in your references need to be abbreviated using the ACS Style manual, Chapter 14 (page 328), and edit the journal titles if needed.

RefWorks: UNT's reference manager

Want to try a tool that formats citations for you, instead of doing it manually? You can with a reference manager. There are numerous ones available - EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, EasyBib - but the UNT Libraries provide RefWorks for all students, faculty and staff.

With RefWorks you can:

  • Easily export references from electronic databases, the UNT library catalog, text files, websites and more into your account
  • Quickly create reference lists for papers and projects in the citation style of your choice, including ACS
  • Share references with colleagues
  • Store, read and annotate your documents
  • Use ProQuest RefWorks writing tool for Google Docs to insert in-text citations and create a bibliography

Visit the RefWorks library guide and read the handout below to learn more.

Create Your RefWorks Account

If the video below is gray, sign into Microsoft Stream with your UNT email address and EUID password.

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