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Chemistry Writing - Spring 2020 (21:160:350): Overview

This guide was specifically created for Prof. Raffi Manjikian's class - Spring 2020


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This guide was put together with the goal of helping students in Prof. Raffi Manjikian's Spring 2020 Chemistry Writing course complete their course assignments.  It is intended to complement and supplement the library research instruction sessions throughout 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.


** Please note that as the semester progresses, more information may be added to this site.**

Learning Objectives

Students attending the library research sessions for Prof. Manjikian's CHM 350 class this semester will be able to:

  • execute an effective search in SciFinder in order to find articles written by their researcher of choice
  • execute an efficient search in SciFinder in order to find articles about their topic of choice
  • identify the different methods to access the full text of an article
  • employ the style used in JACS (Journal of the American Chemical Society) to properly cite sources

JACS citation style

For this class, you will be following the citation style used by JACS (Journal of the American Chemical Society). According to the "References and Footnotes" section (on page 6) of the "Author Guidelines" (updated Dec. 2019) for this journal, you should consult The ACS Style Guide, 3rd edition

** NOTE: An expanded and completely modernized edition of the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication came out in January 2020, but is not currently available at Rutgers. **

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Physical Sciences Librarian

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Bonnie Fong
John Cotton Dana Library

185 University Ave

Newark, NJ 07102-1814

(973) 353-3811

About Bonnie

  • Bonnie L. Fong is the Physical Sciences Librarian on the Rutgers University-Newark campus. She serves as the liaison for the Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Mathematics, & Physics departments. After majoring in Chemistry as an undergraduate student, Bonnie taught high school chemistry for a couple of years, then managed the physical science laboratories at a nearby community college. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Library Science and has been a librarian at Rutgers since 2011. 

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