Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in ACS style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in ACS style

Cite A Dictionary entry in ACS style

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Use the following template to cite a dictionary entry using the ACS 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.

Key:

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

Reference list

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

Template:

(1) Author Surname, Author Initial. Title. Publication Title, Year Published, Pages Used.

Example:

(1) Santora, M. Teenagers' Suit Says McDonald's Made Them Obese http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/21/nyregion/teenagers-suit-says-mcdonald-s-made-them-obese.html (accessed Apr 30, 2015).

In-text citation

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

Template

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Example

''Every responsible person understands what is in products such as hamburgers and fries, as well as the consequences to one's waistline, and potentially to one's health, of excessively eating those foods over a prolonged period of time,'' the lawyers wrote in their motion to have the case dismissed. 1

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