ACS Nano Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in ACS Nano style?

This is the Citationsy guide to ACS Nano citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in ACS Nano.

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How do you cite a book in the ACS Nano referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Did you know there are over 2.5 million book titles published in 2021. If you find yourself trying to cite a book in ACS Nano, here’s how

Here’s an example book citation in ACS Nano using placeholders:
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Last Name, F. N. Title, Edition.; Editor Last Name, E. F. N., Ed.; Publisher: City, 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
ACS Nano citation:
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Angelou, M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed.; Random House: New York, 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in ACS Nano looks like this: 1

How to reference a journal article in the ACS Nano citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in ACS Nano format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the ACS Nano citation format.

Here’s a ACS Nano journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameA. F.; Author3 LastnameA. F. Title. Container 2000, Volume (Issue), pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in ACS Nano:
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Petit, C.; Sieffermann, J. Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?. 2007, 18 (1), 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a website in a paper in ACS Nano style?

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), webpage title, website title, institution/publisher, publication date, and DOI or URL. Here’s how to cite it properly in ACS Nano

Here’s an ACS Nano example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA. F.; Author2 LastnameA. F. Title https://www.example.com (accessed Oct.7, 2022).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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Tran, M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed Oct.7, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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How to cite a YouTube video ACS Nano in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to ACS Nano, all you need it the following

Here’s a ACS Nano citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed Oct.7, 2022).
So how to cite a video ACS Nano?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed Oct.7, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a podcast using ACS Nano referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in ACS Nano

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in ACS Nano.
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Lastname, F. Title, 2000.
Podcast referencing example in ACS Nano using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women, 2018.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a piece of music or a song using ACS Nano referencing style?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in ACS Nano is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

An example song citation in ACS Nano.
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Lastname, F. Song Title; 2000.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in ACS Nano:
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun; 1969.
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1


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