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CHEM 2181: Citing Sources

For CHEM 2181 lab library sessions

ACS Citing Examples

From a print journal:
Hong, S. Y.; Kwon, S. J.; Kim, S. C.; Marynick, D. S.  Effects of   bridging groups on
      electronic structures of conjugated cyclic polymers.  Synth Met 2007, 69,  701-2.
 
Online journal article also in print accessed from the library catalog directly to the journal webpage:
Hong, S. Y.; Kwon, S. J.; Kim, S. C.; Marynick, D. S.  Effects of bridging groups on
     electronic structures of conjugated cyclic polymers.   Synth Met [Online] 2007,   
     Oct. 09, 2016).
 
An internet website:
Hong, S. Y.  Effects of bridging groups on electronic structures of conjugated cyclic
      polymers, 2007.  American Chemical Society. http://www.acs.org (accessed  
      Oct. 09, 2016)

Citation Guides

Finding the DOI

DOI is an abbreviation for Digital Object Identifier. It is an alphanumeric code assigned to specific articles and other electronic publications. An analogy for a DOI is a cell phone number; if you call that number you can get that publication no matter where it is located on the internet. Also, like a cell phone number, DOI did not exist years ago but may be obtained later OR the particular publication may not have one. The difficulty is finding the DOI if it is not printed on the publication but was obtained after publication.

  • The first thing is to check the article landing page (see examples below).
  • Also, check the publication itself. It is usually clearly labeled DOI and begins with a 10. If it is printed on the document it is usually near the title, the author(s), or near the top or bottom margins (see example below).
  • The DOI can also be provided as a hyperlink (see third example below).
  • If the DOI is not on the document, you will have to do an internet search for it.

 

 


Examples: