NTU SPMS' Division of CBC uses the American Chemical Society' (ACS) citation style.
Some important components of the ACS citation style:
Some examples taken from The ACS style guide: effective communication of scientific information are given below. Click here for more information.
The minimum required information for a book is author or editor, book title, publisher, city of publication and year of publication.
Standard format for citation:
Single author or editor
Multiple authors or editors
The minimum required information for a journal is author, abbreviated journal title, year, publication, volume number, and initial page of cited article, though complete pagination is possible. Article titles are not essential, but they highlight the contents of the article. Some ACS publications include the article title while others do not. Check with the publication itself. If article title is included, use capitalization from the original source, ending with a period. Journal abbreviation and volume are italicized. Year of publication is bolded. No punctuation in journal abbreviations except periods. No conjunctions, articles, or prepositions in journal abbreviations. No comma or semicolon before or after journal titles.
Deno, N. C.; Richey, H. G.; Liu, J. S.; Lincoln, D. N.; Turner, J. O. J. Amer. Chem. Soc.1965, 87, 4533-4538.
Borman, S. Sucrose Synthesis Sets A Record. Chem. Eng. News 1990, 78, 52.
Use the title found on the Web site itself; add the words “Home Page” for clarification when needed.
Author (if any). Title of Site. URL (accessed Month Day, Year), other identifying information (if any).
ACS Publications Division Home Page. http://pubs.acs.org (accessed Nov 7, 2004).
Chemical Abstracts Service. STN on the Web. http://stnweb.cas.org (accessed Nov 7, 2004).
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Home Page. http://www. iupac.org/dhtml_home.html (accessed April 24, 2005).
References to work presented at conferences and meetings must be treated on a case-by-case basis. At least three types of citations are possible:
Garrone, E.; Ugliengo, P. In Structure and Reactivity of Surfaces, Proceedings of the European Conference, Trieste, Italy, Sept 13–20, 1988; Zecchina, A., Cost, G., Morterra, C., Eds.; Elsevier: Amsterdam, 1988.
EndNote is a software tool that can help you organize and format bibliographies and figure lists for your project report/scientific paper/thesis/dissertation.
For EndNote tutorials, FAQs, the downloading of EndNote and the registration of EndNote workshops conducted by the library, please click here.