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Chemistry: Referencing for Science

This guide provides an overview of key resources available for Chemistry, and some strategies to effectively find high quality information.

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As science students, you will be using the APA 7th referencing style


Why is referencing important?


At university you are expected to reference information sources used in your assignments. Referencing is important as it:

  • gives credit to authors
  • shows that you’ve done your research  
  • means that others can find the resources you have used .

APA 7th Referencing Guide


For help on how to reference using APA 7th style, have a look at our comprehensive referencing guide.

You can open it in a new page and download it by clicking the link below.

Referencing Videos

Useful Sections

Here are some common types of resources you will need to reference as a science student:

Journal Articles (Section 2.01)

Reports (Section 7.01)

Referencing Software


UTS Library supports RefWorks and EndNote.


RefWorks is a cloud-based reference manager that can assist your referencing. It can be used to create reference lists and in-text citations. We recommend this to undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework students. 


EndNote is suitable for researchers and can be a helpful tool when undertaking a scoping or systematic review.

To learn more about EndNote, visit the Library pages linked below, have a look at our EndNote videos and sign up for our EndNote workshops!