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Chemistry Resources

Please visit the website for the University of South Dakota's Department of Chemistry for more information about this program.

ACS Style Guide


Consider using a citation management software, such as EndNote, to simplify the process of collecting, organizing, and formatting your citations. EndNote is available to USD faculty, staff, and students. The Libraries offers group instruction or individual consultation for EndNote.  For additional EndNote trainings, visit the EndNote Training Guide by Clarivate Analytics.

To download and get started using EndNote, please visit our EndNote LibGuide.


ORCID is a not-for-profit organization; its name is an acronym which stands for "Open Research and Contributor ID."  An ORCID identifier is a unique personal ID. Using an ORCID iD will uniquely distinguish you and your contributions whether you change your name, begin work at a different institution, move to another country, or retire. 

Creating your ORCID profile:

  • Registering for an ORCID iD is free.  Go to 
  • You should receive a welcome message from ORCID which asks you to verify your e-mail address.
  • Fill in the Biography information (e.g., employment, education, membership and services, funding, works, etc.).  
  • Select your visibility and notification settings.
  • You can link DOI's and grant numbers to your ORCID iD.

Connect other identifiers 

Unlike other closed systems, for-profit researcher profiles, ORCID works well with a variety of other systems. Connect your ORCID iD with: 

  • ResearcherID
  • Scopus Author Identifier
  • Other systems can speak with ORCID. These include: MyNCBI, Faculty of 1000, Elsevier publishing, etc. 
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