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Citing Your Sources

Scientific Citation Style Guides

Information Management and Communication in the Sciences


  • The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information (Coghill and Garson) 2006 (ref QD 8.5 A25 2006)



  • Chicago Manual of Style (ref Z 253 U69 2010) Used by Society of American Foresters journals.
  • Guide for Citing Bibliographic References - PDF (Thomas) 2001 Prepared for the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station. Has good examples of USFS publication citations.







ACS Books Reference Style Guidelines - From the American Chemical Society, this page has examples of standard forms for several types of literature citations.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Citation Style for Internet Sources - This short page by Judy Lichtman of Penn State Lehigh Valley has examples of citations of common types of Internet sources in ACS style.

Citing Music Scores

Citing Music Sources - From the Music Library at the University of Western Ontario, this is a guide to citing music sources in essays and bibliographies. There are many examples using the Turabian citation style.

Government Documents

Uncle Sam - Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications - This page from the University of Memphis "provides examples of the most common examples of government document citations. These examples are based on the Chicago/Turabian standard bibliographic style and not reference-list form."