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ACS - Referencing Guide

Readers/Study Guides


You should not cite from Unit Readers, Study Guides, or lecture notes, but where possible you should go to the original source of the information. 

If you do need to cite articles from the Unit Reader, treat the Reader articles as if they were book chapters or journal articles.

In your citations refer to the page numbers from the Reader, if given, not the original page numbers (unless you have independently consulted the original).


Standard format for citation

#. Give all available details in the appropriate format for the original material, then add: In Title of Study Guide or Reader: Subtitle. Publisher, Year; Page Numbers.



1. Campbell, C. J.; Laherrere, J. H. The End of Cheap Oil. Sci. Am. 1998, 278 (3), 78-83. In Introduction to Energy Studies (PEC190) Unit Reader. Murdoch University, 2006; pp 129-134.

See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as articles, books, readers and web pages.