Guide: How to cite a Patent in NSF style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in NSF style

Cite A Patent in NSF style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the NSF 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 NSF 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' (Year Published): 

Example:

1. Oxforddictionaries.com,. 'Painting - Definition Of Painting In English From The Oxford Dictionary' (2015): Available at http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/painting 

In-text citation

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

Template

[1]

Example

The action or skill of using paint, either in a picture or as decoration: [1]

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