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Book - Single Author:

Chang, R. General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts, 3rd ed.; McGraw-Hill: Boston, 2013.

Book - 2 authors:

Smith, J. and Williams, T. Organic Chemistry: Principles and Concepts, 2nd ed.; McGraw-Hill: Boston, 2014.

Book - 3 or more authors:

Evans, D. A.; Fitch, D. M.; Smith, T. E.; Cee, V. J. Chemistry in America: Thinkers and Contributors, 2nd ed.; McGraw-Hill: Boston, 2015.

Edited Book:

Gbalint-Kurti, G. G. Wavepacket Theory of Photodissociation and Reactive Scattering. In Advances in Chemical Physics; Rice, S. A., Ed.; Wiley: New York, 2014; Vol. 128; p 257.

Entry in a Reference Book:

Powder Metallurgy. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 3rd ed.; Wiley: New York, 1999; Vol. 19, pp 28-62.

Print Article:

Evans, D. A.; Fitch, D. M.; Smith, T. E.; Cee, V. J. Application of Complex Aldol Reactions to the Total Synthesis of Phorboxazole B. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 10033-10046.

Article from a Library Database:

Begley, S. When Does Your Brain Stop Making New Neurons? Newsweek [Online] July 2, 2007, p 62. Science Direct. (accessed Aug 23, 2015).

Article from a Website:

Peacock-Lopez, E. Exact Solutions of the Quantum Double Square-Well Potential. Chem. Ed. [Online] 2007, 11, 383-393 (accessed Aug 23, 2015).


National Library of Medicine. Environmental Health and Toxicology: Specialized Information Services. (accessed Aug 23, 2015).

Online Video:

Khan Academy. Naming Simple Alkanes. (accessed Aug 23, 2015).