American Chemical Society Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in American Chemical Society style?

This is the Citationsy guide to American Chemical Society 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 American Chemical Society.

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How do you cite a book in the American Chemical Society referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in American Chemical Society

Here’s an example book citation in American Chemical Society 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:
American Chemical Society 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 American Chemical Society looks like this: 1

How to reference a journal article in the American Chemical Society citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in American Chemical Society format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the American Chemical Society citation format.

Here’s a American Chemical Society 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 American Chemical Society:
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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 American Chemical Society style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in American Chemical Society is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an American Chemical Society example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameA. F.; Author2 LastnameA. F. Title https://www.example.com (accessed May28, 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 May28, 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: 1

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How to cite a YouTube video American Chemical Society in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in American Chemical Society

Here’s a American Chemical Society citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed May28, 2022).
So how to cite a video American Chemical Society?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed May28, 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: 1

How to cite a podcast using American Chemical Society referencing style

A more entertaining way to learn is to simply listen to a podcast. This is something relatively new that many people still don’t know how to cite and reference. Here’s how to do it in American Chemical Society

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 American Chemical Society.
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Lastname, F. Title, 2000.
Podcast referencing example in American Chemical Society 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 American Chemical Society referencing style?

Although citing a song might seem uncommon, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered for both audio recordings and written song lyrics, here’s how to cite in American Chemical Society

An example song citation in American Chemical Society.
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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 American Chemical Society:
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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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