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General chemistry and biochemistry subject guide.

ACS Guides

The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication provides students, researchers, educators, and librarians with the instruction and advice they need to master the art of scholarly communication. The new Guide covers all instructions from previous editions of The ACS Style Guide - completely updated and modernized - as well as a wealth of brand new chapters covering everything from preprints, Open Access, machine-readable data, and much more.

ACS Citation Style Quick Guide

Citation Styles

Citation management tools are incredibly helpful. They can help you:

  • Store and organize your sources
  • Save and share articles found and your notes with collaborators
  • Build citations to use in your writing and final bibliography

JMU provides additional storage space and help with questions about Zotero. Zotero is a free, open-source citation manager that you can use in a web browser or in a downloaded desktop app. It has browser connector plug-ins to make saving sources as you're researching easy. And it has plug-ins for writing with Microsoft Word and Google docs. Check out the following links for more on Zotero: