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FYS: Science and Sustainability: Citing Sources

Guide to research for Prof. Tice's FYS on Science and Sustainability


  1. The Library's only copy of the ACS Style Guide is an old edition, so I'll recommend that you take a look at the main chapter or constructing references from the most recent ACS guide, via a PDF on their site
  2. There are good guides to ACS Style from other university libraries, the best being from the University of Wisconsin and Penn State

     ACS Style Guide

Why do we cite?

By citing your sources, you:

  • allow your readers the opportunity to check your sources (giving your work more credibility)
  • give credit to the authors of your sources (avoiding plagiarism)
  • in cases of empirical-based research or analysis, helps to further knowledge

If you have not already looked at the Understanding Plagiarism Tutorial, please give it a try.  You may be surprised at what you learn!

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