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Chemistry Writing - Spring 2017 (21:160:350): Overview

This guide was specifically created for Dr. Mendelsohn's class - Spring 2017


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This guide was put together with the goal of helping students in Dr. Mendelsohn's Spring 2017 Chemistry Writing course complete their course assignment.  It is intended to complement and supplement the library research instruction sessions in the course.  By no means is this an exhaustive guide to doing research, so if you have any questions, please get in touch with Bonnie Fong.  Her contact information is along the right column.

Learning Objectives

Students attending the 1st library research session for Dr. Mendelsohn's CHM 350 class this semester will learn how to:

  • find articles written by a specific researcher, on a particular topic, using SciFinder
  • obtain full text articles
  • properly cite sources following the style used in JACS (Journal of the American Chemical Society)

Nobel Prize information

JACS citation style

For this class, you will be following the citation style used by JACS (Journal of the American Chemical Society). According to page 16 of the "Author Guidelines" (updated Feb. 2018) for this journal, you should consult The ACS Style Guide, 3rd edition

Physical Sciences Librarian

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Bonnie Fong
John Cotton Dana Library

185 University Ave

Newark, NJ 07102-1814

(973) 353-3811

Licensing Information

This guide is copyright-protected, but you are welcome to reuse it as per the license below (click for more details):

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