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Library sandbox: Citation Info

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APA Help On the Web

Basic APA format for an article

In text:

(Author Lastname, Publication year)

e.g.(Jones, 2010)

Full Citation For an article

Author1Lastname, Initials, & Author2Lastname, Initials (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available), page numbers.

e.g. Adebonojo, L. G. (October 01, 2010). LibGuides: Customizing Subject Guides for Individual Courses. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 17, 4, 398-412.

Need more help? Check out these links below or ask a librarian!

MLA Help On the Web

Access these web resources to get more help using MLA style. 

ACS Style

ACS Style is a suggested structure and set of guidelines (including citation style) for articles in the field. 

In-text citations

For ACS Style you use superscript numbers within or after cited information

Example: Fluoridated water as well as various fluoride products such as toothpaste provide fluoride ions necessary for remineralization.¹

The number you use will correspond to the citation you are referring to. 


Reference List

(Examples from the Williams College Library)


Chang, R. General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts, 3rd ed.; McGraw-Hill: Boston, 2003.

Article from an online journal

Peacock-Lopez, E. Exact Solutions of the Quantum Double Square-Well Potential. Chem. Ed. [Online] 2007, 11, 383-393 (accessed Aug 23, 2007).


National Library of Medicine. Environmental Health and Toxicology: Specialized Information Services. (accessed Aug 23, 2004).

For more information, please visit the ACS Website or check out this guide by the Williams College Libraries.

Prefer paper? Come to the library, where we have two copies of the ACS style guide on reserve behind the Help Desk.