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Citation Guide

This guide provides a few examples of how to cite various sources in different citation styles. An explanation of citations is included on the first tab.

Book Sources in Reference List, ACS Style

BOOKS, ACS

Placeholder example for Book

Last name 1, Initials; Last name 2, Initials; Last name 3, Initials. Book Title; Series Information (Series Title, Vol. Number, Part); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume Number.

*ACS uses only the first initial of first names.

*Title of Book is italicized.

Book

Le Courteur, P.; Burreson, J. Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History; Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam: New York, 2003.

Placeholder example for Book in a series with an editor

Book Title, Edition Number; Editor 1 Last name, Initials., Editor 2 Last Name, Initials., Eds.; Series Information (Series Title, Vol. Number, Part); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume Number.

*ACS uses only the first initial of first names.

*Title of Book is italicized.

*Books in a series often do not list authors for the entire set, so the author at the beginning is omitted in the citation.

Book in a series with an editor

Computational Chemistry; Lipkowitz, K.B., Boyd, D.B., Eds.; VCH: New York, 1996; Vol. 8.