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CHEM 460 & 460H - Intermediate Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry Ebooks

Writing and Citing

Citing and Reference Managers

About this Guide

This guide will help you find library resources for your chemistry laboratory course including:

List of Chemistry Database

Mendeley Reference Manager

Zotero Reference Manager

Organic Chemistry Ebooks

Writing and Citing

ChemDraw

Chemistry Databases

         **Please note you will need to register in SciFinder to access the database*

Mendeley Reference Manager

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.

Adding References

Download and add the Web Importer bookmarklet.

  1. Save the bookmarklet following the instructions per your web browser
  2. Find an article in one of the databases
  3. Click the Mendeley bookmarklet
  4. Review the metadata details and "save"

Here are a few more ways to add references to Mendeley.

Syncing with Mendeley Online

Saving your Mendeley Library online allows you to access your citations from anywhere.

  • Go to the Mendeley website and sign in to your account
  • Open up your Mendeley Desktop
  • Choose "Sync Files" in your Desktop toolbar
  • Your desktop and your online libraries are now synced, remember to continue to sync the libraries every time you make changes. Syncing is not automatic.

Cite in MS Word

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.

More Help

Search FAQ's on Mendeley's support site.

Visit Mendeley's Help Guides

For a more in-depth look at Mendeley's features, check out our Mendeley Library Guide.

Mendeley Citation Editor Instructions

Find and Edit CSL Styles

Zotero Reference Manager

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:

location of book icon in Firefox address bar

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.  

  1. Open Zotero, and create a collection on the left side of the screen with the New Collection button ().
  2. Drag and drop items from the middle pane into a collection on the left.
  3. Collections can also be shared with a group to add and edit sources together. Create a group with the New Group button in the upper left corner ().

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

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ChemDraw

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.

Chem Draw is also available on the public computers in the Kenan Science Library and through the ITS Virtual Lab.

For help with ChemDraw various videos on YouTube

About the Kenan Science Library

The Kenan Science Library is on the ground floor of Venable Hall. The Science Library Annex which holds our books is located behind Wilson Library on South Rd. See our library page for locations and hours.

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