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Citation Styles Playbook

The purpose of this playbook is to help you cite the sources used in your academic research.

Books

Print book, without editors

Author, A. A.; Author, B. B. Book Title, Edition (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year.

Le Couteur, P.; Burreson, J. Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History; Jeremy P. Tarcher: New York, 2003.

Print book, with editors

When a book has editors, it means that different authors wrote various parts of the book independently of one another.  The word "In" before the book title indicates that the authors mentioned wrote only a part of the book, not the entire book.

Author, A. A.; Author, B. B. Chapter Title.  In Book Title; Editor 1, Editor 2, et., Eds.  Series information (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume Number, Pagination.

Almlof, J.; Gropen, O. Relativistic Effects in Chemistry. In Reviews in Computational Chemistry; Lipkowitz, K. B., Boyd, D. B., Eds.; VCH: New York, 1996; Vol. 8, pp 206–210.

Online book, without editors

Author, A. A.; Author, B. B. Book Title [Online], Series information (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume Number, Pagination. URL (accessed Month Day, Year).

Tour, J. M. Molecular Electronics: Commercial Insights, Chemistry, Devices, Architecture and Programming [Online]; World Scientific: River Edge, NJ, 2003; pp 177–180. http://legacy.netlibrary.com/ebook_info.asp?product_id=91422&piclist =19799,20141,20153 (accessed Nov 7, 2004).

Online book, with editors

When a book has editors, it means that different authors wrote various parts of the book independently of one another.  The word "In" before the book title indicates that the authors mentioned wrote only a part of the book, not the entire book.

Author, A. A.; Author, B. B. Chapter Title.  In Book Title [Online]; Editor 1, Editor 2, etc., Eds.  Series information (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume Number, Pagination. URL (accessed Month Day, Year).

Oleksyn, B. J.; Stadnicka, K.; Sliwinski, J. Structural Chemistry of Enamines: A Statistical Approach. In The Chemistry of Enamines [Online]. Rappoport, Z., Ed.; The Chemistry of Functional Groups; Patai, S., Rappoport, Z., Series Eds.; Wiley & Sons: New York, 1994; Chapter 2, pp 87–218. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/ summary/109560980/SUMMARY (accessed April 24, 2005).