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CH 790: Introduction to Graduate Research: Cite While You Write

ACS Style

Citation style used in chemistry developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

References are covered in Section 4.3 of the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication.


Complimentary tool for searching journal titles and abbreviations for sources indexed by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS).

Cite While You Write

Follow the steps below to cite sources in ACS Style using Microsoft Word:

  • Click on the arrow in the style menu and select another style using the EndNote toolbar in Word (#1).

  • Select the output style (#2) and click on the OK button (#3).

  • Place the cursor in the location where the in-text citation should appear in the document (#4).

  • Click on the top half of the insert citation button (#5).

  • Enter terms to match the reference in the search box and click on the find button (#6).
  • Select the reference (#7) and click on the insert button (#8).

  • Check the citation and reference for any errors that need to be edited.

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