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CHEM100W Library Research Help

Help and Resources for Chemistry 100W students

The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information

Access the e-book of The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information:

  1. Click on ACS Publications database.
  2. Sign in using your SJSU One account information
  3. Search for "ACS Style Guide"
  4. Skip past reviews of the book and find an entry for one of the chapters of the book. Click to see the chapter.
  5. To see the full e-version of the book, click on the chapter and then click on a hyperlink titled, "ACS Style Guide"

Having trouble finding the ebook? Watch this quick video if you have trouble.

The ACS Style Guide: Manual for Authors and Editors

We do not have an e-book of the The ACS Style Guide: Manual for Authors and Editors, but there are some good websites that may be helpful:

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a citation manager that will make it easier for you to organize your citations and use them in your research papers and projects.

RefWorks can be used in 3 ways:

  1. Use RefWorks to manage your citations and references. Create Folders for each course or each subject you research.
  2. Use the bibliography function to automatically create a references list or a bibliography in any citation style.
  3. Use the Write-N-Cite function to automatically create in-text citations. The program will also use those in-text citations to automatically create a bibliography. 

More information about RefWorks

Creating a RefWorks Account (Required, one time registration)

Creating a RefWorks account is required to use it. It is a one-time only registration.

Creating a RefWorks account
You have to create an account to use it. Use your SJSU email address.

Logging into RefWorks account
There is a new version of RefWorks. If you have updated to the new version, log in here. Otherwise, follow directions to switch to the new version.

Using RefWorks even after you graduate
Even after you leave SJSU, you can still use it; learn how.

Using Write-N-Cite

Use the Write-N-Cite function to automatically create in-text citations. The program will also use those in-text citations to automatically create a bibliography. 

Using Write-N-Cite with Microsoft Word or Google Docs
While you write your paper, you can use a feature called Write-N-Cite to create in-text citations and bibliographies. Here are directions on how to install: