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ACS Style Guide

This information is based on the 3rd edition of the ACS Style Guide published by the American Chemical Society in 2006. The ACS Style Guide is generally used for academic writing in chemistry.  For additional information and examples, refer to Chapter 14 of the ACS Style Guide.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Other Reference Sources

IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology -Collection of terms with authoritative definitions, spanning the whole range of chemistry. Corresponds to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry's print published in 1987.

 Van Nostrand's encyclopedia of chemistry.- Contains over 1,350 alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on a wide range chemistry-related terms, including discoveries, and notable people in the field, and provides illustrations, photographs and charts.

The Merck index : an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals - An encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs and biologicals with over 10,000 monograph on single substances or groups of related compounds published online by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

  Encyclopedia of the alkaline earth compounds - A compilation describing the physical and chemical properties of all of the alkaline earth compounds that have been elucidated to date in the scientific literature (Nov. 2011)