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CHM580 - Advanced College Chemistry: Citations

When to Use Citations

You must use citations when:

  • You use a direct quote from a resource.
  • You paraphrase a sentence or paragraph from a source.
  • You use an IDEA from a source that is not common knowledge.

When in doubt, cite it!

Citation Forms

When writing this paper, you will be using the MLA format.  MLA uses parenthetical references (instead of footnotes).  If you have any questions, please see a librarian at the Welcome desk for assistance with using the MLA Handbook..

Online Citation Help

Keep Track of your Citations

Some students can find citations difficult and/or confusing.  To help with this problem, the library now subscribes to NoodleTools.  

NoodleTools logoNoodleTools is a bibliographic citation and notes management tool.  It supports you in creating citations for various source types in the appropriate style, and also helps you keep those citations associated with the notes that you take on the sources you use.  It is simple to use and will save you time.

American Chemical Society Style Guide

Mendeley - A smart way to deal with your research materials

If you are planning on working in the sciences and doing research throughout your career, I recommend you start using Mendeley as a bibliographic control software. An account created today can be carried with you once you graduate from Andover. It is one of the 'chosen' software programs for scientific information control. Just image a scenario where you have dozens of pdf articles and you can search these while you are writing your paper! See the science liaison at the OWHL for more details. 

Librarians in the 23rd Century?