Guide: How to cite a Patent in ACS style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in ACS style

Cite A Patent in ACS style

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Use the following template to cite a patent 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. Patent Number, Year Published.

Example:

(1) News.bbc.co.uk,. BBC - Sport and politics at London's Olympic Games http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/people_and_places/2012/newsid_8505000/8505731.stm (accessed May 1, 2015).

In-text citation

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

Template

1

Example

In 2012, the politicians will appreciate the Games even more, but that's because they now see sport as something for them and their projects to piggyback on. 1

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