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American Chemical Society (ACS) Citation Style

Two authors only

If only two authors, list first author using "and" before listing second author.

Author 1 (last name, initial of first name only) and Author 2.  Title of Article. Journal Abbreviation [Online] Year, Volume, Page Numbers. Database Name. Database URL (accessed Month, Day, Year).

Correct format for assignment:

Liu, M. and Jhang, Z. Efficient Synthesis of Alkyl Aryl Ketones & Ketals via Palladium-Catalyzed Regioselective Aylation of Vinyl

      Ethers. Org. Biomol. Chem. [Online] 2010, 8, 462-473  SciFinder. https://scifinder.cas.org (accessed Oct. 7, 2019).

Two authors up to nine authors

If a reference has more than two authors, list all authors using a semi-colon in between. 

Author 1 (last name, initial of first name only); Author 2; Author 3; Author 4; Author 5; Author 6; Author 7.  Title of Article. Journal  Abbreviation [Online] Year, Volume, Page Numbers. Database Name. Database URL (accessed Month, Day, Year).

Correct format for assignment:

Gao, D.; Xu, M.; Cao, Z.; Gao, J.; Chen, Y.; Li, Y.; Yang, Z.; Xie, X.; Jiang, Q.; Wang, W.; Liu, J. Ultrasound-

      Triggered Phase-Transition Cationic Nanodroplets for Enhanced Gene Delivery. ACS Appl. Mater.

       Interfaces [Online] 2015, 7, 13524-13537. SciFinder. https://scifinder.cas.org (accessed Oct. 7, 2019).

Ten or more authors

If ten or more, give only the first name listed, followed by "et al."  Do not use a comma before al; always use a period after al.  

Author 1 (last name, initial of first name only) et al.  Title of Article. Journal Abbreviation [Online] Year, Volume, Page Numbers. Database Name. Database URL (accessed Month, Day, Year).  

Correct format for assignment:

Liu, M. et al. Efficient Synthesis of Alkyl Aryl Ketones & Ketals via Palladium-Catalyzed 
           Regioselective Aylation of Vinyl Ethers. Org. Biomol. Chem. [Online] 2010, 8, 462-473. SciFinder.
           https://scifinder.cas.org (accessed Oct. 7, 2019).

ACS Citing Examples

From a print journal:
Hong, S. Y.; Kwon, S. J.; Kim, S. C.; Marynick, D. S.  Effects of   bridging groups on
      electronic structures of conjugated cyclic polymers.  Synth Met 2007, 69,  701-2.
 
Online journal article also in print accessed from the library catalog directly to the journal webpage:
Hong, S. Y.; Kwon, S. J.; Kim, S. C.; Marynick, D. S.  Effects of bridging groups on
     electronic structures of conjugated cyclic polymers.   Synth Met [Online] 2007,   
     Oct. 09, 2016).
 
An internet website:
Hong, S. Y.  Effects of bridging groups on electronic structures of conjugated cyclic
      polymers, 2007.  American Chemical Society. http://www.acs.org (accessed  
      Oct. 09, 2016)

American Psychological Association (APA) Citation Style

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