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Physical Science

Learn about conducting research in the physical sciences using PCC Library resources.

CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style

CSE (Council of Science Editors) style is commonly used for research papers in the sciences. The CSE produces a guide to their scientific style rules:

ACS (American Chemical Society) Style

ACS (American Chemical Society) has its own citation style. It is used for academic writing in chemistry. Detailed information can be found in The ACS Style Guide:

APA Style

Create and check your citations with one of these APA style guides:

APA Style Quick Guide from PCC Library
Includes guidelines and examples of APA citations for commonly used formats (book, article, and website).

APA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL Purdue
Includes more in-depth examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, and References pages.

MLA Style

Create and check your citations with one of these MLA style guides:

MLA Style Quick Guide from PCC
Includes guidelines and examples of MLA citations.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL Purdue
Examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and Works Cited pages.