When you write a paper, citation styles require you to cite your sources both in the body of the paper (abbreviated citations) and at the end in a reference list (full citations). The ACS citation style has 3 citation systems. You can choose from 2 of these for your assignment - the author-date or numeric superscript systems.
Author-date in-text example: The primary structure of this enzyme has also been determined (Finnegan et al., 2004).
Author-date reference list: Citations are in alphabetical order by the first author's last name.
Numeric superscript in-text example: Oscillation in the reaction of benzaldehyde with oxygen was reported previously.3 (pretend the number is smaller and higher)
Numeric superscript reference list: In numerical order according to superscripts in text.
The UNT Libraries provide print and online style guides to assist you in correctly formatting papers and citing references. The links below take you to guides for the ACS citation style.
Instead of doing the in-text and reference list citations manually, you can choose to use a reference manager. Please see the boxes below for how to use RefWorks, which is provided free of charge through the UNT Libraries.
RefWorks is a web-based research manager that allows you to create your own personal database of citations and documents for both academic and personal use. With RefWorks you can:
Watch the video, Create Your RefWorks Account, or see the Introduction to RefWorks handout below to get started with your account. To learn about the basic and advanced functions, view the RefWorks video tutorials on this guide.