When using the work of other people, always remember to
Avoid accidental plagiarism through proper citation methods.
Check out these useful sites for additional information:
In the links below you will find a variety of tutorials on citations as well as bibliographic management tools. Note: neither RefWorks nor EndNote software is provided by NSU.
The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information (3rd ed.). (2006). Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society.
The library owns a couple of copies of the style guide (see below). There is one copy of the 2nd and one copy of the 3rd edition in the reference collection. (Ref. QD8.5 .A25 2006)
The rapid growth of electronic communication has dramatically changed the scientific, technical, and medical (STM) publication world. This dynamic mode of dissemination is enabling scientists, engineers, and medical practitioners all over the world to obtain and transmit information quickly and easily. An essential constant in this changing environment is the requirement that information remain accurate, clear, unambiguous, and ethically sound.
The ACS Style Guide is the definitive source for all information needed to write, review, submit, and edit scholarly and scientific manuscripts. An established resource for the chemistry community, The ACS Style Guide is not just a resource for ACS authors, but is referenced by other publishers, even beyond chemistry, within their instructions to authors and is used as a resource in teaching students how to effectively communicate scientific information.