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Chemistry: Elements Project

Use this guide to find resources for your Element Project

Reference List

  1. Citations in the References are alphabetized by (first) author’s last name, or title if no author, and are aligned to the left margin in the first line with all subsequent lines having a hanging tab.
  2. The order of authors in scientific research articles is relevant, and that order should not be altered. The first author named is the primary author, and his or her last name will determines the article’s place in your alphabetized References list.
  3. References include only the initials of the first and middle names of all authors.
  4. The Reference list does, however, include the full last names and initials of up to twenty authors. 
  5. If there are multiple titles written by the same author, then those titles are listed chronologically (oldest to newest) in the References list.
  6. Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals. Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections.
  7. Pay attention to title capitalization and punctuation in the examples below.