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Author names are separated with semi-colons. If a book has editors, list them after the edition information. Book titles are italicized. If a book was written by an organization with no individual author listed, use the name of the organization in place of the author name. If you are citing an eBook, include the DOI. If there is no DOI, include a URL or the name of the database you retrieved it from and an accessed date.

When citing a book chapter, begin with the information about the chapter, followed by the information about the book as a whole. Examples for citing an entire book and citing a chapter within a book are included in each section on this page.

eBook, No Editor

Entire Book:

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. Book Title; Series Title, Volume; Publisher: Place of Publication, Year. DOI: number

 

McNair, H. M.; Miller, J. M.; Snow, N. H. Basic Gas Chromatography, 3rd ed.; Wiley, 2019. DOI: 10.1002/9781119450795

Agrawal, A. Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution; Princeton University Press, 2017. Retrieved from JSTOR, https://www-jstor-org.proxy-tu.researchport.umd.edu/stable/j.ctvc775wc (accessed 2019-10-08).

 

Book Chapter:

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. Chapter Title. In Book Title, edition number; Series Title, Volume; Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Page Range. DOI: number

 

Hammond, C. Crystal Symmetry. In The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction, 4th ed; International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography, Vol. 21; Oxford University Press, 2015; pp 99−134. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738671.003.0004

eBook With Editor

Entire Book:

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. In Book Title; Editor 1, Editor 2, etc., Eds.; Series Title, Volume (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Page Range. DOI: number

 

Mom the Chemistry Professor: Personal Accounts and Advice from Chemistry Professors Who Are Mothers, 2nd ed.; Woznack, K., Charlebois, A., Cole, R. S., Marzabadi, C. H., Webster, G., Eds.; Springer, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78972-9

 

Book Chapter:

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. Chapter Title. In Book Title [Online]; Editor 1, Editor 2, etc., Eds.; Series Title, Volume (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Page Range.

 

Gaede, H. C. Professional Development for REU Students. In Best Practices for Chemistry REU Programs; Griep, M. A., Watkins, L., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1295; American Chemical Society, 2018; pp 33−44. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2018-1295.ch003

Hendry, R. F. Natural Kinds in Chemistry. In Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry; Scerri, E., Fisher, G., Eds.; Oxford University Press, 2016; pp 253−275. Retrieved from ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com (accessed 2019-10-08).

Print Book, No Editor

Entire Book:

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. Book Title; Series Title, Volume; Publisher: Place of Publication, Year.

 

Frankel, F. Picturing Science and Engineering; MIT Press, 2018.

Berg, J. M.; Tymoczko, J. L.; Gatto, G. J., Jr.; Stryer, L. Biochemistry, 9th ed.; W. H. Freeman, 2019.

 

Book Chapter:

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. Chapter Title. In Book Title, edition number; Series Title, Volume; Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Page Range.

 

Bard, A. J.; Faulkner, L. R. Double-Layer Structure and Absorption. In Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd ed.; Wiley, 2001; pp 534−579.

Print Book With Editor

Entire Book:

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. In Book Title, Edition Number; Editor 1, Editor 2, etc., Eds.; Series Title, Volume (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year.

 

Advances in Inorganic Chemistry and Radiochemistry; Emeléus, H. J., Sharpe, A. G., Eds.; Academic: New York, 2001. 

 

Book Chapter:

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3; etc. Chapter Title. In Book Title, Edition Number; Editor 1, Editor 2, etc., Eds.; Series Title, Volume (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Page Range.

 

Holbrey, J. D.; Chen, J.; Turner, M. B.; Swatloski, R. P.; Spear, S. K.; Rogers, R. D. Applying Ionic Liquids for Controlled Processing of Polymer Materials. In Ionic Liquids in Polymer Systems: Solvents, Additives, and Novel Applications; Brazel, C. S., Rogers, R. D., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 913; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2005; pp 71–88.

Encyclopedia Article, Online

Author 1; Author 2; etc. Article Title. In Encyclopedia Title, Edition Number; Editor 1, Editor 2, etc., Eds.; Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume, Page Range. DOI: number

 

Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes Produced from Waste Plastic Bags. In AccessScience; AccessScience Eds.; McGraw-Hill Education, 2019. DOI: 10.1036/1097-8542.BR0301191 (Last reviewed March 2019.)

Roddy, D. J.; Manson-Whitton, C. Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis. In Biomass and Biofuel Production; Roddy, D. J., Ed.; Comprehensive Renewable Energy, Vol. 5; Elsevier, 2012; pp 133−153. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-087872-0.00514-X

Encyclopedia Article, Print

Author 1; Author 2; etc. Article Title. In Encyclopedia Title, Edition Number; Editor 1, Editor 2, etc., Eds.; Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume, Page Range.

 

Pohanish, R. P. Acetone. In Sittig’s Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens, 7th ed.; William Andrew (Elsevier), 2017; Vol. 1, pp 27−30 (CAS RN: 67-64-1).

Chloramines and Bromamines. In Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 4th ed.; Wiley, 1993; Vol. 4, pp 931−932.