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APA, MLA, and Other Citation Styles: Other Styles

Learn how to cite and structure your paper using APA, MLA, and other styles. Includes real world examples of citing articles, annotated bibliographies, references/sources lists, videos and websites, and plagiarism.

Overview

American Chemical Society (ACS): for chemistry and ACS publications

American Medical Association (AMA): for medicine, primarily used for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Books

ACS Style

For free online access/PDF to the ACS Style Guide: http://pubs.acs.org/isbn/9780841239999

Citation Format for In-Text Citations

American Chemical Society (ACS) allows 3 ways to cite in-text:

  1. Superscript numbers
  2. Italic numbers
  3. (Author name, year of publication)

Superscript numbers:

During the air autoxidation of benzaldehyde catalyzed by cobalt and bromide, the solution oscillates between pink
and dark brown.3

Italic numbers:

During the air autoxidation of benzaldehyde catalyzed by cobalt and bromide, the solution oscillates between pink
and dark brown (3).

Parentheses:

During the air autoxidation of benzaldehyde catalyzed by cobalt and bromide, the solution oscillates between pink
and dark brown (Jensen, 1983).

Citation Format for Reference List

Periodicals (journal articles):

Last name, first name initials. Title of Article. Title of Journal Year, Volume number (issue number), page number-page number.

Jensen, J. H. New Type of Oscillating Reaction: Air Oxidation of Benzaldehyde. J. Am. Chem. Soc 1983, 105 (9), 2639–2641.

Books:

Last name, first name initials. Chapter Title. Title of Book, Edition number; Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume number, pages.

Stillman, J. M. The Story of Alchemy and Early Chemistry; Dover Publications: New York, 1960.

 

AMA Style

Check out Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) for AMA format: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/66/

Citation Format for Reference List

Last name First Initial. Title of article. Title of Journal. Year; Issue number: page number-page number.

Cunningham TD, DeShields SC. Factors associated with the accuracy of self-reported osteoporosis in the community. Rheumatology International. 2016;12:1633-1640.