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Citation Help

Footnotes, references, bibliographies, avoiding plagiarism & more.

ACS Style

Use the link below to access the Guide to Scholarly Communication on or off campus.

  • If you are looking for a specific citation format, start with the ACS Style Quick Guide (Part 4.3.3).
  • Reference Formatting & Examples by Source Types (Part 4.3.5) includes detailed guidance and examples for common and uncommon source types.
  • Deriving a Citation for a New Content Type (Part 4.3.6) provides help with formatting a citation for an emerging source type.

If you have questions or need additional assistance, consult with librarians, professors, or the Writing Center.

Basic reference list format for a journal article:

Caruso, R. A.; Susha, A.; Caruso, F. Multilayered Titania, Silica, and Laponite Nanoparticle Coatings on Polystyrene Colloidal
     Templates and Resulting Inorganic Hollow Spheres. Chem. Mater. 2001, 13, 400–409.