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International Year of Periodic Table: How to Cite Resources

KSL Celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table

How to cite resources

When using information from different resources, it is important to give credit to the author(s) by citing the resource. 

A citation has to include sufficient information on the resource used to make it easy for others to find. Such information includes the author, title (of the book, of the chapter, of the article, of the journal, of the website), publication date, etc.

There are many citation styles available, but, due to the subject of this competition, we recommend the use of American Chemical Society style.

Here are some examples:

  • Book 

Le Couteur, P.; Burreson, J. Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History; Putnam: New York, 2003; pp 32–47.

  • Chapter in a book

Almlof, J.; Gropen, O. Relativistic Effects in Chemistry. In Reviews in Computational Chemistry; Lipkowitz, K. B., Boyd, D. B., Eds.; VCH: New York, 1996; Vol. 8, pp 206–210.

  • Journal article

Klingler, J. Influence of Pretreatment on Sodium Powder. Chem. Mater. 2005, 17, 2755–2768

  • Website

ACS Publications Division Home Page. (accessed Nov 7, 2004).