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Library DIY

This resource helps you to navigate B.D. Owens library's resources and enhance your research process. Contact a librarian for additional research and citing help.

What's in this guide?


  • includes journal article examples, books, websites, and more.

In text citations

  • How to create in text parenthetical references.

ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication

  • Entire style guide provided online by B. D. Owens Library, for Northwest Missouri State University patrons.

Ask a Librarian

  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

Remote access


Off-campus access

  • Get answers of how to access the library's electronic resources
  • Find troubleshooting tips


The formatting and citation examples in this guide are based upon rules and examples in the The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, 3rd edition and the online guide by the American Chemical Society.  If you would like additions or would like to report a correction to this guide, please contact Carolyn Johnson

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