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Citation Styles

ACS Style Guide

The M.D. Anderson Library keeps a print copy of the latest ACS Style Guide at the Service Desk (1st Floor). Copies also available for check-out.

IEEE Citation Reference

A copy of the IEEE Citation Reference is availble below.

ACS & IEEE Style Help Online

Quick Guide: Reference List

ACS

SOURCE TYPE EXAMPLE
BOOKS Author Lastname, A.A. Title of Book: Subtitle, 1st ed.; Publisher: City of Publication, Year.
PRINT JOURNAL ARTICLES
Author Lastname, A.A.; Author Lastname, B.B. Title of Article. Abbr. Journal Title. YearPublication Number, Vol. Number, Pages.
ELECTRONIC JOURNAL ARTICLES RETRIEVED FROM AN ONLINE DATABASE Lastname, A.A. Title of Article. Abbr. Journal Title. [Online] Year, Publication Number, Vol. Number, Pages. Available from Database Name. http://www.journalhomepage.com/full/url/ (accessed Abbr. Month Day, Year).
WEBSITES* Lastname, A.A. Title of Website. Title of Webpage. http://www.webaddress.com/full/url/. (accessed Abbr. Month Day, Year).

*Provide as much information as you have available.


IEEE

SOURCE TYPE  EXAMPLE
BOOKS [1] A.A. Author Lastname, Title of Book. City, Abbr. State of Publication: Abbr. of Publisher, year.
PRINT JOURNAL ARTICLES
[1] A.A. Author Lastname, "Name of article," Abbr. Title of Journal, vol. x, no. x, pp. xxx-xxx, Abbr. Month, Year.
ELECTRONIC JOURNAL ARTICLES
[1] A.A. Author Lastname. (year, month). "Title of article." Abbr. Title of Journal. [Online]. vol. (issue), pages. Available http://www.journalhomepage.com/full/url/.
WEBSITES* [1] A.A. Author Lastname. (Year, Abbr. Month Day). "Title of Webpage." Title of Website [Online]. Available: http://www.webaddress.com/full/url/. [Accessed Abbr. Month Day, Year].

*Provide as much information as you have available.

What Fields Commonly Use ACS & IEEE Citation Styles?

Horia Varlan                        Wesley Fryer

  • The ACS (American Chemical Society) style guide is most often referenced by those in the chemistry field.

  • The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) citation reference is most often used by those in the electrical and computer engineering fields.