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ACS Style Citation Examples: Home

Articles and more

Journal abbreviation and volume are italicized. Year of publication is bolded. Use CASSI (Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index) to find standard journal abbreviations.

Article available in Library Database:

Author 1; Author 2; Author 3. Title of Article. Abbreviated Journal Name [Online], Year, Volume, Pagination. Database Provider. URL or DOI. (accessed Month Day, Year).

 

Kivioja, A. O.; Jääskeläinen, A. S.; Ahtee, V.; Vuorinen, T. Thickness Measurement of Thin Polymer Films by Total Internal Reflection Raman and Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy. Vib.Spectrosc.[Online] 2012, 61,1-9. ScienceDirect. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vibspec.2012.02.014 (accessed August 26, 2013). 

Shengrui Y., Kaijun S. S.; Yuan, D. D.; Xueming,Y. Observation of Extremely High Vibrational Excitation in O2from Inelastic Scattering of Rydberg H Atom with O2. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. [Online] 2012, 3, 2420-2424. ACS Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jz3010255 (accessed August 26, 2013). 

(ACS Style Guide, p. 318, RECOMMENDED FORMATS FOR ELECTRONIC COPIES OF ARTICLES RETRIEVED FROM A DATABASE PROVIDER)

Chapter 14 of the ACS Style Guide

Book: Author 1; Author 2; etc. Title of Book, Edition Number; Publisher: Location, Year; Volume number, pp Pages Used.

 

Chang, R. General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts, 12th ed.; McGraw-Hill: Boston, 2016.

 

Website: Author (if any). Title of Site. URL (accessed Month Day, Year), other identifying information (if any).


Freudenrich, C. How Lead Works. http://science.howstuffworks.com/lead.htm (accessed May 29, 2014).

 

More examples (includes how to site a MSDS):
ACS Style Guide from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Chemistry Library.

 

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