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Chemical Engineering: Writing & Citing

Citation Information

There are many citation style guides out there.  Some examples for chemical engineering include: 

American Chemical Society, ACS Citation Style
American Medical Association, AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed., 2007 (style required by the AIChE Journal)
IEEE Citation Reference (Engineering)
Vancouver Style (Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals)

Please consult with your professor/instructor/advisor as to the one you should use for your assignments and papers.

Citation Management Software

Citation management software allows you to easily select, annotate, organize, and output citations in approved-style reference lists.  It also allows you to easily format bibliographies and in-text citations.


RefWorks is citation management software that is licenced for all CCNY students, faculty and staff to use.  To create an account or log in, click here.

RefWorks offers a series of online tutorials to help you get started.  Click here to access the tutorials. 


Other citation management software is also available.

EndNote Web (available through Web of Knowledge - Click "My EndNote Web" to register for a free account)

Zotero (free)