Aids for citing references in ACS Style
ACS Style Guide Chapter 14 -- References -- The ultimate guide (55 pages)
ACS Style Guide -- A shorter version created by the University of Wisconsin
CASSI Abbreviations -- ACS Style requires the use of abbreviated journal titles. These abbreviations are standardized by the Chemical Abstract Service Source Index (CASSI). Search for the name of the journal and CASSI will give you the appropriate abbreviation.
An example of a journal article in basic ACS Style (with article title)
Two examples of journal articles in basic ACS Style (without article title)
Types of journal articles
Other types of articles -- Rarely cited in science papers
How to Read a Scientific Paper was written for biochemistry students at the University of Arizona. About seven pages long, this web page provides some personal insights by its authors John W. Little and Roy Parker.
How to Read a Scientific Research Paper, a four-step guide for students by Ann McNeal, recommends first getting a handle on the vocabulary used in an article before trying to read it.
Method 1 => Via an online link to the article.
Method 2 => Library gateway – aka the Library catalog
The library catalog does two things …
(1) Lets you know what we have in print and online
(2) Authenticates you when off-campus
Method 3 => Interlibrary Loan -- A last resort, but don't forget this option.