Guide: How to cite a Patent in Language style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in Language style

Cite A Patent in Language style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the Language 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.


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

Reference list

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


Author Surname, Author Forename. Year Published. Title. Location.


munley, mary ellen. 2012. early Learning in Museums. Smithsonian Institution.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname Year Published)


Graham (2008) describes the process of object
encounter for adults and children of all ages as including: 1) investigating;
2) communicating (talk about it); 3) representing (creative expression--draw, play game,
sing); and 4) recalling (provides basis for later conversation). (munley 2012)

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