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) American Jobs Act; The White House: The White House, 2011.

In-text citation

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

Template

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Example

The video is a 32 minute recording of Barack Obama describing exactly what the American Jobs Act will do, why it is necessary, and how it will help the economy and every American who is able to work. President Obama is the creator of the current act and is the best source from which to receive the information. The video was able to engage the viewer, keep their attention and not overwhelm them with information by providing examples and easy to understand explanations. 1

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