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Polymer Engineering - Research Methods: Citing Sources

Citing sources - general note

Publishers often have their own citation style which is slightly different than a standard citation style. For example, The Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry uses a slightly modified version of ACS Style. Always check the publisher for citation requirements.

Guidelines for preparing dissertations and theses at The University of Akron can be found here.

Finding Articles

If you need to find articles on a TOPIC or SUBJECT, use one of our databases. Databases collect article references from many sources so you can search broadly.

If you have a reference and you want to FIND AN EXACT ARTICLE, use the A-to-Z journal list. Search for the journal title and follow the links to the full text.

Alternately, you can use Google Scholar, which is pretty good at locating EXACT article titles.

ACS Style

 ACS Style is a common citation style in the chemical sciences.

Decoding Science Abbreviations