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NIST Chemistry WebBook

The proper citation of the NIST WebBook

Data in the WebBook should be cited as though they are in a series of chapters in a book. The individual chapters are not the pages of data on a single molecule but rather the collection of data of a particular type. The "book" containing these chapters is "NIST Chemistry WebBook, NIST Standard Reference Database Number 69, Eds. P.J. Linstrom and W.G. Mallard"

For example, a complete citation to the "chapter" by William E. Acree, Jr., James S. Chickos titled "Phase Transition Enthalpy Measurements of Organic and Organometallic Compounds" would be:

William E. Acree, Jr., James S. Chickos, "Phase Transition Enthalpy Measurements of Organic and Organometallic Compounds" in NIST Chemistry WebBook, NIST Standard Reference Database Number 69, Eds. P.J. Linstrom and W.G. Mallard, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg MD, 20899, https://doi.org/10.18434/T4D303, (retrieved April 22, 2019).

Other "chapters" would follow the same format.

The "chapters" are:

For each of these data collections, there are cases where the individual references to subsets are given, so that exactly which collection the data came from is credited. This information is either at the top of the section containing the data or in the comment field of the data item. To get information on citing a collection, click on the link associated with the collection at the top of the section.

To cite the entire web site without specifying a particular data collection, use a citation appropriate for an edited book:

P.J. Linstrom and W.G. Mallard, Eds., NIST Chemistry WebBook, NIST Standard Reference Database Number 69, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg MD, 20899, https://doi.org/10.18434/T4D303, (retrieved April 22, 2019).