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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Resources for study and research in Chemistry & Biochemistry

Citations Made Easy with Zotero


Use Zotero to generate accurate citations and quick bibliographies. Get started with these videos:

Do you need a specialized citation style beyond APA, Chicago, or MLA? Check out Zotero's Style Repository for specialized formats.

The Libraries provide workshops to get you started using Zotero. Check the workshop calendar for times and locations.

Need more citation help? Check out the Purdue Online Writing Lab for assistance with citing APA, MLA and Chicago.

George Mason University Writing Center

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free writing support to Mason students, faculty and staff. Accomplished graduate and undergraduate students provide face-to-face tutoring, online tutoring, and workshops. They work with writers through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing. To meet with a Writing Center tutor please schedule an appointment.

In addition to in-person tutoring, the Writing Center offers 45-minute video tutoring sessions for online students and on-campus students. Appointments for a video tutoring session can be made via the appointment scheduler.

ESL students who would like additional assistance can apply for the Writing Center's Opt-In Program.

Creating Citations & Style Guides

In the field of Chemistry, The American Chemical Society (ACS) Style Guide is widely used for citation formating.

ACS Style (Online)

The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information. 3rd ed. 2006

ACS Style (Print)

ACS Style Guide: effective communication of scientific information. 3rd ed. 2006. Fenwick Library Reference QD8.5 .A25 2006

ACS Style Guide: a manual for authors and editors. 2nd ed. 1997. Prince William Reference and Fenwick Library Stacks QD8.5 .A25 1997

ACS Style Websites



Scientific Style and Format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers, 7th ed. 2006. Fenwick Library Reference, Johnson Center Library Reference, Prince William Reference T11 .S386 2006

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 2nd & 3rd editions. 1998 & 2008. Available at all campus libraries locations PN147 .G444

APA Style Manual, 5th ed. 2001. Available at all campus library locations. BF76.7 .P83 2001