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When you quote or paraphrase from a source (book, article, or webpage) in your paper, you need to insert an in-text citation.
In ACS papers, references can be cited in text in three different ways. Ask your instructors which method they prefer!
Italicized numbers in parentheses
Author name and year of publication in parentheses
Numerical Reference Methods (Superscript or Italicized)
Author Name and Year Parenthetical Reference Method
Citing More Than One Reference at a Time
If you are using a quotation with 50 words or more, indent on both sides to make a narrow column. Do not use quotation marks.
Author, A.A.; Author, B.B.; Author, C.C. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book, Edition (if not the first); Name of publisher: Place of publication, Year of publication; pp page numbers.
Author, A.A.; Author, B.B.; Author, C.C. Chapter Title: Subtitle of Chapter. In Title of Book, Edition Number; Editor, A.A; Editor, B.B., Eds.; Name of publisher: Place of publication, Year of publication; pp page numbers.
Zeid, I. Mastering SolidWorks: The Design Approach, 2nd ed.; Pearson: Boston, 2015.
Spasic, A.; Mohanty, U. Counterion Condensation in Nucleic Acid. In Advances in Chemical Physics; Rice, S.A., Ed.; Wiley: New York, 2008; pp 139-176.
Author, A. A.; Author, B. B. Title of E-book [Online]; Series (if applicable); Publisher Name: Place of publication, Year; Volume, Page(s). URL of e-book (accessed Month Day, Year).
Wang, W.; Stoll, H.W.; Conley, J.G. Rapid Tooling Guidelines for Sand Casting [Online]; Springer: New York, 2010. https://ezproxy.nwtc.edu/login?url=https://www.netLibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=313031 (accessed Dec 10, 2014).
Author, A.A.; Author, B.B.; Author, C.C. Title of Article. Title of Newspaper or Magazine [Online], Complete Date, Pagination. Name of Database. URL of Database (accessed Month Day, Year).
Bollier, J. Tiny Nanos Can Give Big Boost in Energy. Green Bay Press Gazette [Online], July 21, 2010, p A8. ProQuest. http://search.proquest.com (accessed Dec 10, 2014).
New Way to Embed Proteins in Polymers. Science News [Online], Apr 17, 1993, p 255. ProQuest. http://search.proquest.com (accessed Dec 10, 2014).
Author, A.A.; Author, B.B.; Author, C.C. Title of Article. Abbreviated Title of Journal [Online] Complete Date, Volume Number, Pagination (do NOT put a p or pp in front of page numbers). Name of Database. URL of Database (accessed Month Day, Year).
Miraldi, E.R.; Thomas, P.J.; Romberg, L. Allosteric Models for Cooperative Polymerization of Linear Polymers. Biophys. J. [Online] Sep 1, 2008, 95, 2470-2486. ProQuest. http://search.proquest.com (accessed Dec 10, 2014).
Here are some common features you should try and find before citing a webpage in APA style.
If there is an author listed:
If there is no author:
What Do Manufacturing Engineers Do?, 2014. Oregon State University College of Engineering Website. http://mime.oregonstate.edu/academics/undergrad/mfge/job-descrip (accessed Dec 10, 2014).
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