Researching in the Sciences (videos)
Author's Guide for submitting an article to the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry
MLA Formatting and Style Guide (online)
List of Chemistry Database
Mendeley Reference Manager
Zotero Reference Manager
Organic Chemistry Ebooks
Writing and Citing
Mendeley is a free reference management system that allows you to collect, manage, cite, create groups, and share research. Mendeley works with Microsoft Word and inserts citations into research papers and creates bibliographies from the citations.
Download and add the Web Importer bookmarklet.
Here are a few more ways to add references to Mendeley.
Saving your Mendeley Library online allows you to access your citations from anywhere.
To install the Mendeley Plugin you need to first close Word and then on Mendeley Desktop go to Tools > Install MS Word Plugin.
Mendeley will appear in MS Word References tab.
For instructions and screenshots, see the Mendeley Library Guide.
Journal Abbreviations for specific citation styles can be found under the "View - Citation Style" menu of your Mendeley desktop toolbar.
Zotero is a free reference management system where you can collect, manage, cite, and share research. You can use it to store references, highlight and annotate webpages, and collaborate by using groups through Zotero's website. All your references will be saved to the Zotero server. Zotero works with word processors so you can insert citations into research papers and create bibliographies from your saved citations.
Add Sources Automatically:
As you browse the web, look for icons in your address bar. In this example, a book appears while looking at an item in the library catalog:
Click on the book icon to save that book to your Zotero library.
Similar icons appear on different websites like New York Times articles, library resources, or even Youtube videos. Here's some examples:
Add Sources Manually:
If you want to save something that doesn't have an icon in the address bar, you can also add an item to your library manually. Open Zotero and use one of these buttons to create a blank item:
You can fill the item in with information like the Author and Title.
Manage Your Articles
You can organize your sources into collections within Zotero.Think of a collection like a folder.
Get your articles formatted in MLA, APA, or almost any other citation style
It's simple! Right click on any item in your Zotero library and pick 'Create Bibliography from Selected Item.' Zotero will ask you which citation format to use, and how you'd like the results saved. Zotero will produce citations in RTF (Word) or HTML formats. It can also print out citations or copy them to your clipboard.
For more help visit the Zotero Library Guide.
To request access to ChemDraw, go to the following site, login with your onyen and password, and follow the instructions. You will receive an access code via email to permit you to use the program.