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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to cite MSDS or datasheets as reference

Well, the sample that I've gotten is for APA style. If you need a sample for other styles, you'll need to modify a bit. Generally, it is similar to citing a webpage but you'll have to add in some stuff. :)

There is no official APA format for citing an MSDS. Here is a suggested format for citing an MSDS found on the Web:
 Manufacturer's name. (Date of the MSDS). Name of substance [Material Safety Data Sheet].  Retrieved from URL and date retrieved.
 Here is an example of an APA reference citation using that format:
DuPont. (2006, October 14). Aluminum oxide & actived alumina [Material Safety Data Sheet]. Retrieved from http://msds.dupont.com/msds/pdfs/EN/PEN_09004a2f8000730a.pdf
Here are examples of possible in-text citations using information from that MSDS:
Clothing contaminated with aluminum oxide must be washed before being worn again (Dupont, 2006).
According to DuPont (2006) safety glasses or splash goggles must be worn when using activated alumina.
Source: http://libguides.umuc.edu/content.php?pid=143904&sid=1225500

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