Guide: How to cite a Government publication in ACS style

Guide: How to cite a Government publication in ACS style

Cite A Government publication in ACS style

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Use the following template to cite a government publication 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; Publisher: City, Year Published; p. Pages Used.

Example:

(1) Cohen, H. Why are Humans More Intelligent than Animals? http://www.aboutintelligence.co.uk/why-humans-more-intelligent-animals.html (accessed Apr 28, 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

Most of us, however, would argue that there is a distinct difference between human and animal intelligence and that human brains are arguably superior. In fact, many believe that humans are the most complex and intelligent animals on earth. For example, no other species matches our ability to use language. We are also believed to be more advanced in the areas of abstract thought, self-awareness and self-expression. 1

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