Guide: How to cite a Patent in AACR style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in AACR style

Cite A Patent in AACR style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the AACR citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the AACR style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


1. Author Surname Author Initial. Title. Location; Year Published. 


1. Falk G. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: A Primer on TANF  financing and federal requirements. 1st ed. Congressional Research Service; 2013. 

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.




Falk goes into incredible detail as to how the TANF program works. However the file is incredibly long and a little difficult to focus on. The PDF is produced by a government research agency, and Falk is a specialist in social policy, adding to the credibility of the information. (1)

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