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Citation Styles

American Chemical Society Style Guide

ACS Style requires the use of abbreviated journal titles. These abbreviations are standardized by the Chemical Abstract Service Source Index (CASSI). Search for the name of the journal and CASSI will give you the appropriate abbreviation.


The minimum required information for a website: the site title, URL, and date accessed.  Include the author name if one is listed.  Add “Home Page” to website titles as needed.

ACS Publications Division Home Page. (accessed 2021-09-14).

Freudenrich, C. How Lead Works. (accessed 2020-05-21).

Above adapted from the University of Wisconsin Libraries, Ariel Andrea, Chemistry Librarian. Retrieved Dec. 20, 2022.